'Suspicious activity' reported after man in van follows boys near Leeds primary school

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Police are carrying out extra patrols at a Leeds primary school after reports a man in a van was seen following children.

The incidents took place near Colton Primary School on Monday morning and Sunday evening, and involved the same vehicle.

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West Yorkshire Police said:

"It was reported that the same van had followed two boys in evening and again on Monday morning. On neither occasion was it reported that the man in the vehicle had approached or spoken to either of the boys.

"The local neighbourhood team have been carrying out reassurance patrols and are working with the school to carry out further enquiries and to offer advice."

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Colton Primary School headteacher Caroline Johnson added:

"The safety of our pupils is our primary concern. When the children reported the incident, all the correct safeguarding procedures were followed: the police were informed, local schools were alerted and the information was communicated to parents."