A STRANGER has been reportedly offering children sweets outside of school.

In the latest in what appears to be a string of similar incidents, a man approached children walking home from Fitzharry’s School near Northcourt Road and Selwood Road in Abingdon.

The man is described as being between 25-30 years old, a medium build, with dark hair and a possible cleft lift.

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In a warning to parents, headteacher Will Speke said that children shouldn’t walk home alone.

He said: “The police have been informed.

“As ever, please remind your child to be vigilant when making their way home. We would advise students not to walk home alone, and to use the year group waiting zone at the front of school to wait for their friends at the end of the day.

“A message will go out to all students today to remind them.”

Last month a girl was asked to get into a stranger’s car on her walk into school.

The year 9 pupil was left ‘very shaken’ but ‘unharmed’ when she was approached by an Asian man in a dark grey saloon car with blacked-out windows.