Urgent Warning: Parents warned not to let their children walk home alone in Gateshead

Parents are being urged not to let their children walk home from school alone after an attempted abduction in Gateshead

Teachers at Caedmon Primary School on Whitehall Road in Gateshead are understood to have sent a text message to the families following the incident on Wednesday.

Students are being advised to walk home in pairs or with parents.


They also posted a warning on Facebook  “Following an incident, Caedmon Primary are advising that pupils don’t walk alone to/from school. As a result, we would also advise parents to be vigilant. More information will follow.”

Police Hour believes that the incident was an attempted abduction which happened on Wednesday evening outside of the school.

No further details have been released by Northumbria Police and no description of any offenders has also been released.

As soon as we have more information here at Police Hour we will release further details.