SCHOOL chiefs have warned parents to keep their children safe after reports of two pupils being approached by a man in a white van.

Parents of children at Peel Park Primary School in Accrington were sent text messages this morning warning them to be 'vigilant' following the report.

The text read: “We have been informed by another primary school two children were approached this morning by a man in a white van, please be vigilant, thank you.”

It is not known which school made the initial complaint.

One parent, whose seven-year-old daughter goes to the school, said: "It's a concern. You hear about this sort of thing more and more - it's a worry when you send your kids off to school."

It comes after a student was reportedly chased by a man in white van in Cheadle Hulme, Stockport on Wednesday afternoon.

A Year 7 student is reported to have been approached by a young male on Wednesday afternoon. The man is said to have chased the girl before trying to drag her into a white van.

The incident is understood to have happened at the junction of the junction of Orrishmere Road and Cheadle Road, opposite the Cheadle College. The girl is a student a Laurus Cheadle Hulme, according to reports.

Police have been contacted for comment.