Bungay schoolchildren stalked

SCHOOLCHILDREN were stalked by a barefooted middle-aged man as they walked home yesterday.The group of six children – aged between nine and 13 – first saw the man as they walked along Hillside Road West, Bungay at about 3.

SCHOOLCHILDREN were stalked by a barefooted middle-aged man as they walked home.

The group of six children – aged between nine and 13 – first saw the man as they walked along Hillside Road West, Bungay at about 3.45pm on Wednesday.

He got out of his car and left the vehicle running before crossing the road and then walking back to the vehicle.

The youngsters noticed he was not wearing any shoes or socks and his trousers were too short.

Further appearances were made by the man in Hillside Road East and at the junction of Hillside Road and Tower Mill Road.

Later at Queens Road the man reappeared and approached a boy, but got back into his car and drove off without speaking to him.

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Police are appealing for any information about the man, who was driving a light blue or lilac new Ford Escort-type vehicle.

He is described as white, aged 45 – 60, between 5ft 8ins and 6ft tall, of skinny build with untidy short, straight, greying brown hair.

The children said he was wearing a long sleeved top or jacket and blue suit-type trousers.

Anyone with any information should contact Bungay Police on 01986 835300.

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