Local authority issues warning to all parents over men sitting outside schools to watch children

A local authority has issued a warning after reports of two men allegedly sitting outside of schools in a car to watch children.

The warning, issued to all parents who’s children attend schools in Chester le Street and the surrounding areas, states two men in their 50s have been observing children outside of schools in a car.

Notably, the car was reportedly stacked with teddy bears on the dashboard as if it were to elicit a child’s attention.

Parents are being asked to be vigilant and report any sightings or witnessing of this to 101 immediately.