Two men allegedly try to abduct school children near London school

Two men in van ‘tried to abduct children on Halloween’ says head of £24,000-a-year London private prep school as she warns parents that pupils should not walk home on their own as evenings darken

  •  Parents whose kids attend top London school warned of attempted abduction
  • Letter alleged two men in a grey van attempted to abduct children on Tuesday
  • £24,00-a-year Eaton House School’s principal sent warning out on Wednesday
  •  Incident said to have taken place around 7:30pm near Clapham Common

Worried parents are on high alert after an abduction warning was sent to them the day after two men allegedly targeted school children in a van. 

Sarah Segrave, principal of the prestigious prep school Eaton House Schools, sent a warning to parents stating: ‘It has come to our attention that there was an attempted abduction of children last night by two men driving a dark grey van.’

Ms Segrave warned parents to stay vigilant and consider the risk of allowing pupils to make their own way home from school and clubs now that the nights are getting darker. 

Parents were informed the alleged incident happened on Tuesday night at around 7:30pm 

She also told parents to ‘be vigilant and report any concerning situations to the police immediately’. 

School principal Sarah Segrave asked parents to remain ‘vigilant’ 

The alleged incident took place close to the junction of Nansen Road and Forthbridge Road at around 7:30pm on Tuesday. 

The worried parents stump up £24,000 a year to see their children attend the school,  following in the footsteps of former prime minister Harold Macmillan, author Philip Pullman and actor Eddie Redmayne, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Warnings have been shared by parents in Clapham on Facebook and WhatsApp groups, one local wrote: ‘My friend is worried that she will have to make arrangements to collect her children from school. 

‘Everyone is worried now.’


The Telegraph said the Metropolitan Police had no record of the incident being reported. MailOnline has contacted the Met for comment. 

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