St Michael's
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Safeguarding Incidents

Tuesday 17 April 2018 in the morning: a Year 7 student was approach by a man and asked to get into his car. The incident occurred on Richards Road, Tipton. The driver was described as tall, slim build and wearing a cap. The car was described as small and black. The police have been notified.

Friday 23 March 2018 at 8.30 am: a van was driven down Curral Road with two males inside. The males were leering at the young girls walking to school. They drove down through the school gates and went straight around the roundabout and joined the queue of traffic to go back up the hill to exit back out of the school gates. The driver had dark hair and was of large build; the passenger had short light brown hair, slim build and wearing a high visibility jacket. The van was white with a faint green emblem. The police have been notified.

Thursday 22 March 2018 during the day: a male was seen lurking near the perimeter of Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy. He called out to a group of Year 7 students, who were orienteering on site. The male was described as white, wearing a red top, blue jeans, red cap and black-rimmed glasses. The police have been informed.  

Friday 16 March 2018 - Malicious Communications

Punish a Muslim Day

During the weekend there have been a number of reports of malicious letters sent to individuals across the UK which feature anti-Muslim messaging. Counter-Terrorism Policing North East are currently coordinating this investigation.

At this time, we are not aware of any such communications being received in the West Midlands area. The letters have been shared on social media and mainstream news publications, and this is likely to raise concern within our communities.

Please be assured that the police are treating this matter extremely seriously. Anyone with concerns about letters or communications that they, or someone they know, have received should report this to the police by calling 101 and where possible the item should be secured in a plastic see-through wallet with the minimum of handling.

If you have any queries about this issue you can also contact Pardeep Brar, Prevent Education Officer, Communities and Partnerships, Neighbourhood Services, Sandwell MBC on 07500 129348, 0121 569 4725 or via email at  pardeep_brar@sandwell.gov.uk  

Tuesday 23 January 2018 at 5 pm: a man grabbed a Bristnall Hall Academy student by the shoulder. The student was in Parsons Hill, Oldbury, towards the Birmingham New Road. The man was described as a black male, wearing grey trouser bottoms and a black jacket. The police have been informed.

Monday 22 January 2018 at 4.50 pm: a student from Perryfields High School alighted from a bus on Faraday Avenue, Quinton when a male gestured to her a number of times for her to go to him: the student refused. She ran to a woman who she knew who was walking down the road. When the student looked back the man was hiding behind a wall. The man was described as a middle-aged black male, wearing black clothing and a black baseball cap with a black peak. The incident has been reported to the police. 

Thursday 18 January 2018 at 4.05 pm: two students from Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy reported that they were approached by a large white car on Lower City Road. The occupants of the car were beeping the horn, shouting and waving to try and call them over to the car. The men were described as black, early 30s and the driver was wearing a blue glove. The police have been informed.

Thursday 18 January 2018: three students from Bristnall Hall Academy reported seeing a bearded man acting strangely outside a shop in Brookfields Road. he was drinking beer and he tried to get one of the students to come over to him. The police have been informed.

Thursday 18 January 2018: a student from Holly Lodge Science College reported that he was walking to school when he was grabbed by the collar and pushed onto a car. The student did not see the assailant but noticed he wore a red jacket. The parents were informed and have notified the police.

Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 8.10 am: a group of five Year 7 students from Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy were followed by a man and a woman in a white van in Elm Terrace, Tividale. The students were followed on to Birch Crescent and Packwood Road where the van pulled up in front of them. The students crossed the road and carried on along Packwood Road. The van continued to follow them and pulled up again on the corner of Packwood Road. The students ran off on to Birmingham New Road. Description: male, in his 30’s, black hair and beard and a “stretcher” in his right ear.

Monday 15 January 2018 at 3.30 pm: a student from Q3 Academy Langley was chased by two boys. The student was chased down Bleakhouse Road, Oldbury until he reached Wolverhampton Road. Description: two black boys, medium height, around 14‑15 years old, wearing black hoodies with the hoods up and black trousers. Police have been informed. 

Wednesday 10 January 2018: a St Michael's student was walking to school when a white Land Rover pulled alongside the student and the driver beeped the horn twice. In the driving seat there a bald‑headed man, wearing a blue tracksuit, and a woman in the passenger seat. The woman signalled the student to go towards the car but the student walked away and the vehicle drove off. This incident has been reported to the police.

Wednesday 10 January 2017 at 4 pm: on Smethwick High Street, a seven-year-old girl was grabbed by a man. He approached her as she walked home with her sister and auntie. The man held the girl’s hand and pulled her towards him. Her sister and auntie intervened. The girl did not know the man.

Friday 5 January 2018: a secondary age student, whilst walking to school, was accosted by a man in the subway by “Big John’s” takeaway, Carters Green, West Bromwich. It was reported that a similar incident had occurred to another student the previous day. The police were made aware and a police presence was in the area on the evening of Friday 5 January 2018.