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Warning Issued After Alleged Snatching Attempts

Wednesday May 29 2013


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PUPILS at two Barnsley schools and students at Barnsley College have been issued a warning about three Asian men attempting to snatch young women.

Barnsley College and Horizon Community College told their students verbally, while Goldthorpe-based Dearne ALC sent a letter home with pupils which referred to 'attempts to snatch young women off the street' in the Barnsley area last week.

Parent Lisa Copponi, from Bolton, said her daughter brought home the letter which advised young women not to walk alone.

Paul Gallagher, co-principal at Horizon, said the information came in a police message which would have been sent to all schools.

A police spokesperson said no comment was available, as they could not find any information about the alleged incident.

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Reply Posted by Dave Hughes on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 09:52
How bad does this have to get?

Reply Posted by mini Haynes on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 10:08
You gotta be joking! I think enough is enough. Mad as owt.

Reply Posted by Rebecca Shepherd on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 10:12
It will have to be when a young girl is snatched off the street. That is usually how it works. Though as soon as the police have infomation on those who are attempting to snatch the girls, they should take them in for questioning.

Reply Posted by paula p on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 10:13
Its never reit people like that want hangin then maybe this world cud b a better place!!!!!

Reply Posted by maz on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 10:33
was this on Monday morning because I saw two guys in a black car and one across road one got out of the car to speak to him that was between 7.30 and 8 in morning up again kfc and job centre but I dint know about any of this so I dint take car number

Reply Posted by Amy on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 10:56
Woahhhh....so now its enough if you are Asian talking to a friend, to call the police???

Reply Posted by becci on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 11:06
This is rediculous!! Ppl.are going to be too scared to send their own kids to school!! I like how the police no nothing about it!! Ignorance is bliss!! Hope to god nothing comes of this!!! Tgey would feel bad then!!!;

Reply Posted by Dave Hughes on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 12:04
"Woahhhh....so now its enough if you are Asian talking to a friend, to call the police??? "

That's how it's going to go unless the authorities and media grow backbones stop pretending there isn't a very big problem in this country.

Reply Posted by Irene on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 12:34
sumert bad has to happen befor owt is done then its too late. WAKEN UP ENGLAND ( the bit that's left that is) get rid of this boneless goverment

Reply Posted by Parkin on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 14:27
Again Asian men trying to groom or abduct girls !!! Anyone can abduct a child we should be teaching our kids basic safety don't walk alone .. Take car registrations if the notice anything suspicious !! I once saw a nan and a woman in a jag outside kingstone school pull up and she opened the boot and he climbed in ???? Lol I reported it straight away they never found em ! Lol god knows what they were doing I thought I was seeing things !!! But on a serious note ! Don't ignore stuff report it even if it turns out to be innocent !!!

Reply Posted by Kieran on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 16:18
It's not just Asian men we need to be wary of. It's any man or woman. We have always had kidnapping etc. It's the way of the world unfortunately. It's just easier to point the finger at Asians. We all need to be aware all of the time to protect each other.

Reply Posted by Shannon Heath on Wednesday May 29 2013 at 17:12
Parents just need to talk to their children communicate that they all should be aware of what is happening and keep in groups don't talk to strangers report any concerns or suspicious activity even if it appears minor.

Reply Posted by Amy on Thursday May 30 2013 at 09:36
Omg. Whats this world coming to??

Reply Posted by Dave Hughes on Thursday May 30 2013 at 09:39
@Kieran. It's not "easier to point the finger at Asians". That's a ridiculous statement. Of course we should be wary of potential wrongdoers of any race but, in this instance, they're Asian and that helps to identify them. On the broader issue of muslim child-rape gangs (yes, muslim, not "Asian") it's just plain wrong to try to claim there isn't a problem. You need to break free of the politically correct programming and think for yourself.

Reply Posted by Emma on Thursday May 30 2013 at 10:41
There have been reports too that a White Male has been approaching young girls near the birdwell/tankersley footbridge on their way home from after school activities at Kirk Balk.

Reply Posted by Jones on Thursday May 30 2013 at 11:39
With all the CCTV cameras we have around the place it shouldn't be too difficult to trace whoever is doing this stuff if it around town. As to the one near Tankersley, it would be the easiest thing to set up a hidden camera for a while to see who is approaching girls. The council put hidden cameras all over the place in lay byes and stuff to catch who is tipping rubbish.

Reply Posted by Nicola on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:07
It's getting beyond a joke nar, kids avnt bin told at horizon just asked daughter Gallagher talks art ov is ass

Reply Posted by Donna on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:21
My son goes to Horizon and says he hasn't heard anything about this either. Have worried about this before now though as someone snatched outside Horizon could be in a car on the M1 within minutes. Given police response times, then it's down to our young people looking out for each other. Abductors come from all walks of life, it just so happens there have been several high profile cases in Yorkshire involving Asians, nothing racist about that.

Reply Posted by Tracey on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:29
My niece came home from school just before the holidays, she was scared stiff saying a black bmw had followed her and friends part of the way home...she goes to school in Wombwell.

Reply Posted by boss on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:34
I saw posts on Facebook about this last wk, i warned my two daughters straight away of course people are going to be concerned especially after the recent attack in London. it probably will take a girl to be snatched before police follow up after all the police often tell people until a crime committed they cant act.i wouldn't say i,m a racist but something needs to be done regardless,some of these UN - British people are causing distress and concern to our families.

Reply Posted by me on Monday June 3 2013 at 08:39
This happened to me a couple of year ago but the guy was polish he drove with false plates on car but when caught he got 18wks in prison n on sex offender register for 7 yr n im not a kid n got some meat on my bones n this guy draged me through window of his car nr dearne high then didnt want to know it happened at bollards outside gates

Reply Posted by Dan on Monday June 3 2013 at 09:33
It's not about religion OR race, you people make me sick to my stomach. Truly ashamed to be from this town when its full of ignorant fools like you.

Reply Posted by alex on Monday June 3 2013 at 11:53
I totally agree Dan. It would also be a good idea if they could spell !!!

Reply Posted by Dean on Monday June 3 2013 at 19:14
Of course its about religion, its about the muslim religion not wanting to conform or intergrate.muslim grooming gangs in Oxford,Norwich,Bradford,Burnley,london,Bristol and Bolton and thats just the ones who have been brought to justice so far.Then we have the hate preachers like Anjem Choudrey,burning poppies on rememberance day and calling for infidels (thats you) to convert or be beheaded !.all while claiming his benefits from the ccountry he despises.Lets not forget the Jihadists like the murdering scum who tore appart drummer Rigby with meat cleavers.................and Dan says people who talk about muslims are racist....
Well Dan,islam is a religion and not a race, so its impossible to be a racist when pointing out the evil of Islam.

Reply Posted by rachael on Monday June 3 2013 at 11:39
Its an evolutionary adaptation to not like foreign people/outsiders regardless the race or religion, immigrants are causing problems. Competition for housing, jobs and more and to add to the competition many people ( British and immigrants) are having large families... Not a smart move. I'm from Barnsley college and I've heard nothing from college about the incident either. But many immigrants see white women as trash. The government needs to take action to protect people. Britain is overpopulated and many immigrants are coming so just prevent immigration and handle the bad people we have in Britain now before it gets worse.
The more people we let in the more chance we will get dangerous people in to mingle with dangerous British people we already have. Minimise immigration minimises Britains problem. There are bad people from every culture... Not all Muslims or Asians are bad or any other. This statement is just for young girls to keep an eye out for three Asian men, some girls will cautious around any Asian they see but its better to be cautious than oblivious.

Reply Posted by givemkicking on Monday June 3 2013 at 21:17
there's going to be an uprising in this country if this sort of stuff int dealt wi,and too r8 aswell,and you call me what you like I dunt care I have a 6 year old daughter to think about like I suppose many of you have,what ya goin to do? stand and watch it happen or jump in and stop it before there's harm done to our kids,not likely Asian muslim blue green yellow or pink I dunt give a monkeys anybody comes near my babi wi them intentions SUFFERS CONSEQUENCES. And the 2 on here saying we're racist wants to pull ya necks in cos wi comments like that you're that curtain twitcher type that dunt have a life,i'll bet ya owt you'd jump in aswell if your kids was getting attacked and raped,if not your sicker than you sound.