AN academy has fired a warning to parents and schools after a report was made of a man trying to grab a girl on her way home.

A report was made on social media of a man in a red car "wolf-whistling" at a girl as she walked home near Kearsley Academy on Monday, November 9.

Then on Wednesday, November 11 after school, the same man was allegedly waiting for the same girl on Holcombe Close.

It was reported that the suspect tried grabbing her but he managed to run away from him.

Following the alarming incidents, Principal Kim McKee said: "Kearsley Academy are aware of an alleged incident that took place last week in the community, and have worked closely with the family to offer support.

"A Bolton-wide 'School Safe' has been circulated and local schools within the vicinity of the alleged incident have been contacted directly by the academy.

"Additional duty points have been undertaken by staff from Kearsley, as well as informing local shop owners of the alleged incident.

"The academy has emailed all parents to inform them of the matter, and the academy understands that the police have been informed.

"Northern Education Trust takes safeguarding seriously as the health and well being of our students is paramount."

If you have any information contact police on 101.