Man who ‘tried to get Lincoln school kids in his car’ arrested

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A man who police believe tried to entice two children into his car near a Lincoln school has been arrested.

St Peter and St Paul Catholic Voluntary Academy previously said police had been in to the school to warn of a “suspicious character in the area.”

Lincolnshire Police put in extra patrols and arrested a 67-year-old man on Saturday, February 1 before later releasing him on bail.

It comes after a man on January 22 tried to get an 11-year-old girl to enter his car at around 3.10pm in Moorland Avenue.

Just ten minutes later, a man tried to get a 16-year-old into his car and offered to “sell him meat” on Westwick Drive.

Police said the man in both incidents is bald with a tattoo on his neck and is believed to have been driving a white Hyundai.

Detective inspector Dave Harrop said: “We are aware of social media posts relating to these incidents.

“This is now an active police investigation so please be careful of what you post online.

“Anything which reveals details of the investigation or those involved could be in contempt of court and be harmful to the investigation.

“If you have any information, images or footage, please share this directly with us.”

Anyone with information has been urged to call 101 and quote reference 245 of January 22.

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