A 62-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault near an East Yorkshire secondary school.
He has also been charged with two counts of trespass with the intention to commit a sexual assault. Mr Wilson is due to appear before Hull Magistrates Court on Friday morning, January 11.
A Humberside Police spokesman said: “Officers investigating a sexual assault near Headlands School in Bridlington on Tuesday, January 8 have tonight charged 62 year-old Michael Wilson of High Street Bridlington with one count of sexual assault and two counts of trespass with the intention to commit a sexual assault.”
The school’s headteacher, Sarah Bone, wrote a lengthy statement which was published on the school’s website after a man entered the grounds of the school as pupils made their way to class on Tuesday, January 8.
Under the heading “Stranger Danger Update”, she said: “Unfortunately we all live in a society where everyone must be vigilant regarding staying safe and alert to potential dangers around us, including in the community in which we live and work.
“As a parent myself please be absolutely reassured my team and I share parental concerns regarding individuals who may come into contact with our children and the potential risk ‘unknown’ individuals can pose to our children, and indeed ourselves, as we go about our everyday lives.
“To clarify, Humberside Police are investigating an incident that took place today before school started on Sewerby Road. Their response was swift, precise and thorough.
“As I am sure you can appreciate we have to act on their advice during any criminal investigation so as not to jeopardise the integrity of their enquiries and any potential future criminal conviction.
“The police advised us to remind students and parents of ‘stranger danger’ protocols so that parents could discuss with their children what to do if they were approached by a stranger or saw someone acting suspiciously in their presence.”
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