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A bogus caller posed as a parent to alter the route a ten-year-old girl took home from school in a bid to snatch her.

Police Scotland have launched an investigation into the phone call.

The stranger instructed staff to tell the child not to take the bus as he would collect her from outside St Mary’s school in the town.

Concerned staff refused to let the girl leave school after the call. Teachers phoned her parents and notified the police.

Authorities fear the youngster could have been targeted after posting personal details on social networking sites.

Inquiry is ongoing…

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