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Alert: report of an incident in the Oldbury area


Reported by Oldbury Academy on Wednesday 19 June 2019 [am]


Last night [Tuesday 18 June 2019] a student was waiting for a bus outside the BMW garage on the Wolverhampton Road, Oldbury, when he was approached by a male who asked why he was “looking at his gf”. The man got angry and put on gloves and a balaclava, and threatened to stab the student.


The student got on a bus and went home.


Description: black male, approximately 18/19 years old and wearing a black tracksuit.


The police have been notified.

Reported by Old Park Primary School on Monday 20 May 2019 [pm]:


Date of incident: Tuesday 14 May 2019

Location: Old Park Road, Wednesbury


A parent has reported seeing a man standing outside the school gates on Old Park Road on Tuesday 14 May. The man did not collect anyone, got in his car and drove up and down Old Park Road, stopping and starting, and then quickly drove away. The parent thought this was strange so followed the car. The car drove slowly past Wood Green Junior School, then off towards Walsall.


The parent has reported the incident to the police.


Reported by Holy Trinity CE Primary School on Tuesday 21 May 2019 [am]:


Date of incident: Tuesday 21 May 2019

Location: Spon Lane and Boulton Road, West Bromwich


On Tuesday 21 May 2019 a parent was walking with her child along Spon Lane and Boulton Road, West Bromwich when a man started to follow. He continued to follow them to the pedestrian crossing on Trinity Road. The parent met a friend across the road and the man walked away in the opposite direction towards the church.


Description: Asian male, aged 30 to 40, around 6ft tall, well-built and wearing dark navy jeans, black jacket a brown cap.


The parent has reported the incident to the police.


Alert: report of an incident in the Wednesbury area


Reported by Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School on Monday 20 May 2019 [pm]:


Three Year 7 students have reported that on Wednesday 15 May 2019 a man was taking pictures of them while they were walking on the road next to B&Q car park next to Gallagher Retail Park.


Description: white male, approximately 50/60 years old, wearing a blue check shirt, blue joggers and a hat.


The police have been informed.



Reported by Hanbury Primary School on Thursday 16 May 2019 [am]


An incident occurred yesterday, 15 May 2019. A pupil has reported being followed by a man in his forties, from the park on Gads Lane, West Bromwich. The incident occurred between 8.15am and 8.30am.


The police have been informed.


Reported by Ferndale Primary School on Thursday 16 May 2019 [am]


A parent has reported that on Sunday 12 May 2019, at around 11.30am, as his two children (aged 6 and 7) were walking up Hamstead Road ahead of him, a white transit van pulled over towards the children. When the parent shouted to the children the van drove off. There were at least two people in the van.


Reported by Wood Green Academy on Wednesday 15 May 2019 [pm]:


A parent has reported to the school the following:


Date:   14 May 2019 at 8.15am

Location:  Wood Green Stores, Wednesbury


Year 8 boy was dropped off at the stores by his mum. She noticed a man standing there and he appeared to wait for him to walk past him then started following him. Mum turned the car round and drove back and the man had noticed and quickly walked off. Mum called her son and he said that the man had not spoken to him.


Description: Asian male, in his 40’s, unkempt appearance.