By Tristan Harris Friday 04 October 2013 Updated: 08/10 13:56
BROMSGROVE Police have moved to quell rumours about a man offering schoolchildren a lift in his car.
There were reports of a 13-year-old being asked to get into a vehicle by a man in Chapel Street at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday).
But, police say, on investigation the man concerned was not a driver, he was a passenger who was being picked up from a facility for vulnerable adults.
A police spokesperson said: "No offences appear to have been committed. It seems to have been a misunderstanding."
She added it was an opportunity, nevertheless, for parents to reiterate to their children the dangers of talking to strangers.
Several parents had contacted The Standard about the issue after receiving texts from town school.
They read: "We have been informed of a man offering children lifts in Bromsgrove.
"Please ask your children to be vigilant."
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