A school has warned parents and advised students to be vigilant when walking home, after a pupil was followed last week.

Hinchley Wood School sent a message home to parents on Thursday, January 22.

It said: "Please be aware that we have received a report that a student was followed last night through the alley way that links Manor Road North to Lynwood Park at approximately 4.45pm. At the current time, the matter is not being treated as an official stranger alert but, during afternoon registration, we will be advising students to be vigilant and avoid walking the route alone or preferable use an alternative route.

"Please report anything directly to the Police via 101."