Warning after man exposes himself to schoolchild

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Pupils attending Lurgan Junior High School have been warned to be on their guard after a man exposed himself to a child in the Mourne Road area.

The incident came to light on Friday after the County Armagh school posted a warning to parents on their Facebook page.

In their post the school stated that the PSNI had “asked pupils, staff and parents to be aware of ‘stranger danger’ after a report of an incident (Mourne Road Area) earlier in the week”.

They added: “During the incident one of our pupils was approached by an unidentified male. PSNI community officers are stepping up local patrols and ask that all of our pupils are vigilant and advise them to walk home with other friends when possible.”

Police in Lurgan are “investigating the report of an incident in the Mourne Road area on Monday 6th June”.

A spokesman said: “It was reported that a male, believed to be aged in his 40s, exposed himself to a pupil in the street, at around 2.30pm.

“Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and officers, working with school authorities, have taken steps to reinforce the ‘Stranger Danger’ message to local schoolchildren and have stepped up patrolling in the area.”