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Stranger danger warning after man 'asks boy to get in car'

Robin Way, Wormley

Published by Josh Kerr at 4:08pm 4th December 2018.

Police have issued a stranger danger warning after a man tried to coerce a teenage boy into his car in Wormley.

The incident on 30 November happened along Robin Way, between Witley Station and Combe Lane.

Police said the man tried to get the boy to get into his car, but the boy declined.

The boy was unharmed in the incident and went straight home.

Officers attended and spoke to the victim and say a report has been logged.

It was one of two incidents in our area of a teenager being targeted on the streets within the space of 24 hours after a boy was grabbed from behind in an attempted kidnapping in Haslemere.

Surrey Police have issued the following "personal safety tips":

  • Avoid walking home alone after an evening out. Walk with friends or take a taxi (from a reputable firm).
  • If you have to walk, avoid short cuts in lonely areas. Keep to well-lit, busy streets.
  • Always walk facing oncoming traffic so a car cannot pull up behind you.
  • If you regularly go walking or jogging, vary your route.
  • Avoid using a personal music player or mobile phone while walking or jogging. They can distract you from your surroundings.
  • If you think you’re being followed, walk to the busiest place you can find or knock on a door. Then call the police.
  • Never hitchhike.
  • Consider carrying a personal attack alarm.
  • When approaching your car or home, have your keys ready so you can enter without delay.
  • If you are attacked, shout for help as loudly as you can or shout for someone to contact the police. Use your personal attack alarm. Try to get to a safe place and call the police.

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