Terrifying moment van driver ‘tries to lure three young girls to his van with doughnuts’ before their sister rushes in to chase him away
A terrified mother has released shocking CCTV footage which appears to show a van driver attempt to lure her three children to his van using doughnuts.
Rechelle Haigh, 26, has now warned people living on her street about a man who pulled up just yards from her garden where her children were playing.(scroll down for the video)
Her CCTV footage shows her children Sadè, eight, Ameya, two, and step-daughter Roxie, six, playing on a trampoline together.
But seconds later a man in a large white van stopped his vehicle by the fence near the garden of their home in Partington, Greater Manchester.
A white van then pulled up and the man inside apparently asked if the girls wanted ‘doughnuts’
Rechelle Haigh, 26, has now warned people living on her street about the man in the white van
He then shouted over to the three girls and asked them if they wanted to ‘come and get some doughnuts’.
But they quickly ran off and Sadè sprinted back to pick up Ameya who remained on the trampoline.
Ms Haigh then chased after the man who was ‘acting weirdly’.
She wrote online: ‘WARNING Partington Manchester area. Here is the footage of the man that tried to offer my children doughnuts he told them to go to his van.
‘Absolutely scary to watch but I’m so proud of my Sadè for acting fast in this footage.
‘Today being 7/10/2017 at approximately 2pm please keep your kids safe. When I approached this man he acted weird and asked me if my kids wanted some doughnuts then drove off when I stepped out the house.
A man in a large white van stopped his vehicle by the fence near the garden of their Manchester home
The three young children were playing together when a white van pulled up just yards from the garden
But they quickly ran off and Sadè sprinted back to pick up Ameya who remained on the trampoline
‘I thank my blessing I still have my children and I have always told Sadè to run if this ever happened.’
Ms Haigh, a car sales owner, told the Sun Online: ‘I was sat on my couch and I could hear him shouting ‘come on, quick girls, come get some doughnuts’.
‘My daughter ran in saying ‘mum, mum, quick’. When I approached the man he looked petrified.
‘I asked him what he wanted and he said ‘oh, oh, oh, I was just offering the girls some doughnuts’.
She has now reported the incident to Greater Manchester Police who are investigating.
A police spokeswoman said: ‘The incident was reported to us at 11.30pm on October 7. It was believed to have happened at 2pm that day.
‘It appears a van driver offered two girls doughnuts on Inglewood Close, Partington.
‘He has then driven off. We are currently treating it as suspicious circumstances. Enquiries are ongoing.’