Humberside

Woman tried to take Hull nursery girl

Woman at Kingston Nursery
Image caption The girl's family have been unable to help identify the woman

Child care staff across Hull are being given safety advice after a woman tried to take a girl from a nursery without her parents' consent.

Police were called after the woman went into Kingston Nursery on Beverley Road and claimed she was picking the girl up on behalf of her parents.

The woman left after the parents were contacted and denied knowing her.

Humberside Police have released CCTV images of the woman and appealed for help from the public to find her.

She is described as white, slim, aged in her early 20s, 5ft 3in tall with shoulder-length dark brown hair. She spoke with a foreign accent.

Police said they had spoken to the child's family and local residents but had been unable to identify the woman.

Nurseries across Hull have been informed of the incident, which happened on 17 September, and given advice on what to do if a similar thing happens on their premises.

Det Ch Insp Carl Vessey-Baitson said: "At this stage it is not clear why the woman attended the nursery to collect the child but we need to speak to her in order to establish what happened.

"We are working with the Hull Safeguarding Children Board and Hull City Council to ensure that advice reaches child care staff.

"It is important to stress that incidents of this type are extremely rare in Hull."

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