A man offering 2 children sweets near a holiday park in Shanklin has prompted further concerns amongst local parents following similar incidents in Sandown and Newport in recent weeks.

It’s said that 2 young boys were approached by the stranger on a rural path between Landguard and Lower Hyde early on Thursday morning, sometime between 07:35 and 08:05.

The youngsters did the right thing in quickly leaving the area on their scooters, reporting the incident to their parents. The Police have since been informed.

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Hampshire Constabulary has confirmed that they have received reports of a man acting suspiciously close to Lower Hyde Holiday Park, stating that a boy was approached by an unknown man and was offered sweets.

Police say no offences have been disclosed.

Just yesterday Island Echo reported that an 11-year-old child was approached near to Sandown Train Station on Thursday.

Last month a child was offered sweets on Caesars Road in Newport, with another child approached and offered sweets in Carisbrooke on 7th May.

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1 month ago

Pervert on the loose. Probably just been released. This should be a worry for parents. Know where your kids are

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