St Michael's
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Safeguarding Incidents

Monday 19 November 2018:  a sixth form student has reported that she has been “stalked” by an Asian male, in his 40’s. The man has been following her from the West Bromwich bus station to school and today at 8.30am the man approached her and gave her his phone number to contact him. The police have been notified. Reported by Holly Lodge School.  


Thursday 15 November 2018: at approximately 3:15 pm, a group of students were "messing about" on their way home when a woman approached them in a red Mini car. She asked one of the students to get into the car. The woman grabbed the bag from one of the students and asked him to get into the car. The student got away. The incident occurred on  Ridgacre Road, Quinton (near Tesco). The driver was described as a white female, approximately 5'6", in her 40s, with red hair and wearing a black jumper. Reported by Perryfields High School.


Thursday 8 November 2018: a student has reported that at approximately 8 am, a black car [Audi] stopped by the student, and a man got out and approached him. The man asked the student to get into the car to show him a location. The student refused and ran in the other direction to a public area. The incident happened in an alleyway ff Beech Avenue, Quinton B32 2UB, which links to the Hagley Road West and runs behind Hollybush Medical Centre and other shops. The man was described as black, in his 20s, 5'8" tall, light stubble on his chin, shaved head and wearing a black hoodie. The man had a local accent. The Police have been notified. Reported by Perryfields High School. 


Monday 5 November 2018: at approximately 4.10pm yesterday, a Year 7 student reported that a man had made inappropriate comments to her. The man was described as in his 50s, with a grey beard, wearing a long brown mac and a hat. The police have been notified. Reported by RSA Academy.


Monday 22 October 2018: a student was walking to school along Bescot Road, Walsall, when a black SUV pulled up and a male got out of the car and asked her if she went to college or to Wood Green. The student tried to get past and the man tried to look at her ID badge and asked her what she studied. She said she had to go and called her friend. The man shouted after her and got in the car and then followed her to the motorway before driving off. The man was described as Asian, in his 20’s, about six feet tall; and a black male in the car in his 20’s. The police have been notified. Reported by Wood Green Academy.


 Friday 19 October 2018: at approximately 3.30pm, a Year 4 pupil was waiting for her mum at the front of the school when she was approached by two girls in high school uniform. They asked the pupil if she wanted to be their friend, to have some sweets, and if she wanted to go with them. The pupil’s mum returned and approached them. The girls ran away. Police have been notified. Reported by Moat Farm Junior School.


Thursday 4th October: following a parents’ evening, at approximately 8 pm, a Year 11 student was on his way home ( near Witton Lane area in West Bromwich) when he was stopped and asked by an unknown man to get into the stranger’s car. The student went into a friend’s house for safety. The vehicle was described as a black SUV, driven by a woman with red hair. The unknown passenger was a white male. Reported by Phoenix Collegiate. 

Thursday 4th October: a parent reported that at approximately 7.45am, her daughter (a Year 7 student) was on her way to school when she was chased by two men. The student went into a shop for safety, but the two men followed her in there too: so she ran into the school where they stopped following her. They were described as two males, in their 30s, one wearing a grey jacket, and the other wearing a black jacket. The incident happened on Marsh Lane Field, West Bromwich. Reported by Phoenix Collegiate. The police have been notified.

Thursday 4th October:  a student reported today that on Thursday last week, she was approached by an elderly man as she was waiting for the bus outside Sandwell College in West Bromwich. He handed her a piece of paper that had details of a government website and a 'child trust fund'.  The same man has approached her again on the 4th October, at approximately 7.40am, to speak to her. He then walked away. He was described as an elderly white male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches, with white messy hair, wearing a short brown jacket, white shirt, jeans, and holding a carrier bag. The incident happened in West Bromwich. Reported by Perryfields High School. The police have been notified.

Thursday 4th October: at 8:15 am, a St Michael’s student and her friends were walking down a gully whilst on their phones. They were on Hawes Lane, Rowley Regis when a tall male wearing a blue hoody grabbed the student’s phone and ran off with it. No other description obtained as the incident happened very quickly. The Police have been notified. 


Thursday 27th September: a St Michael's student reported that, when walking home from school along Curral Road & Ross Heights, Rowley Regis, he was stopped by an Asian man in a red Vauxhall car. The man opened his window and leant out to the student and whispered to him about drugs. The man was described as bald, with some facial hair and wrinkles on his forehead. He wore a black jacket and blue Jeans.The student reported that there was another man that was also by the car, looking through packages in the boot. He was described as wearing a grey hoody and blue jeans.

A friend of the student reported that, on their journey home from school in the same area, they saw an Asian male in a silver car acting suspiciously. A young girl entered his car, exchanged something then exited the car; the car sped off quickly.

The local authority has been notified. 


Tuesday 25 September 2018: at the end of school a Year 8 student was followed by a silver “Sprinter” van for a considerable distance. When the student turned to look, she believed that the occupants of the van had taken a photograph. The student ran to a nearby shop where she was assisted by a member of staff who saw the van speed away. The police have been notified. Reported by Phoenix Collegiate.

Tuesday 25 September 2018: at 7.45 am, some St Michael's students walked past a woman seated at the bus stop, who said to them "have a nice day at school". She then said, "come here, I've got money, would you like some sweets from the shop?". She then removed her purse from her pocket and showed it to the boys. The boys walked away quickly. The woman was white, possibly in her 40s/50s, medium build, black/brown hair, wearing a yellow raincoat and glasses. 


Monday 17 September 2018: at 7.30 pm a student was walking home on Throne Road, Rowley Regis when she was followed by a black car, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa. There were three men in the car who shouted at the student and asked how old she was. A woman driver who saw the incident, beeped the horn for them to move on, and then walked the student home. The driver was a white male, in his 30s, with scruffy dark hair and a full beard. The front passenger was a white male, in his 30s with shaved hair. The rear passenger was obscured by the car’s tinted glass. The police have been notified.

Monday 17 September 2018: an incident occurred at Ryders Green Primary School between 8.30 am and 9 am. A parent parked her car in Claypit Lane, West Bromwich to drop off her children as normal. In the back of her car, was a baby in a baby seat. A woman approached the car, opened the back door and tried to take the baby. The parent confronted the woman who quickly departed in a white van. 


Friday 14 September 2018: at 7.20 am, a student went into the Tesco Express in Rowley Regis and was approached by a man who asked the student if he had a bank card and could give him £20. The man also approached other people. He was described as a white male, in his 20s, approximately 5’8”, black hair and “clean‑cut”, wearing a black hoody jacket and black trousers. 


Wednesday 12 September 2018: at approximately 3.30 pm, a Year 8 student was walking along Woodruff Way, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall, when he became aware that he was being followed by a car. The student made his way to a property and pretended to unlock a door, the car then drove off and the student made this was home. The men were described as Asian, both wearing hoody style tops and driving a grey Vauxhall car. 


Thursday 6 September 2018: at 8 am this morning in Rowley Village, a student was followed by an Asian man in his late 40s. He was wearing a black turban, black trousers, a dark jacket and a blue short sleeved shirt. He also wore a mask which covered the bottom part of his face. The man continued to follow the student up the road near Tesco Express. He then made contact with her by nudging her shoulder. This caused her to make contact with the fence. The man did not speak to her or apologise to her. He continued to walk up the road and subsequently crossed over. The police have been notified. 


2017-2018

Thursday 12 June: in the afternoon a black male was seen loitering around All Saints CE Primary School and approaching parents and children. The police have been notified.


Tuesday 10 June: a parent reported that her children were approached by a man outside Wednesbury Library. The man called out to them, saying that they had his wife's iPhone and that he had used GPS to track the phone. The man ran off to his car when he thought that they were calling the police. The man was described as white, with short brown hair, wearing work clothes and driving a blue BMW estate car. The police have been notified.


Thursday 28 June:  in the morning a parent, whilst standing at a bus stop in Thimblemill Road, Smethwick, saw an older man [wearing a light blue jacket and grey trousers] taking pictures of three of our female students.The police have been informed. 


Tuesday 26 June: at 11:30 am a girl was walking home along Garrat's Lane when a car stopped and three men in the car asked her to get inside. When the girl refused, they turned the car around and followed her. The girl heard the driver tell the other two men to get out of the car and grab her; she ran to safety. The men were described as Asian, travelling in a black BMW saloon car. The police have been notified. Reported by Brickhouse Primary School. 


Tuesday 26 June: a parent reported that she had been followed home after school yesterday by a man who was shouting inappropriate comments at her and her daughter. He approached them near to Victoria Park in Tipton and followed them towards the station. He asked the parent for her telephone number. Later this morning (26 June), the same man followed the parent from near to Tipton Green down Owen Street in Tipton towards the station. This time he was in a big red van. The man was described as black with gold teeth and wearing a green tracksuit. The police have been notified. Reported by Summerhill Primary Academy.


Thursday 21 June: two Year 6 students were on their way to school along Scaffel Way, West Bromwich when a car approached them. The window of the car was down and the driver opened the door slightly and beckoned the students to the car. The man was described as mixed race, 20 - 30 years old, black with a "bit of a beard", driving a white/cream Mini with tinted windows and a black strip on the boot, roof and bonnet. Reported by All Saints CE Primary School.


Wednesday 20 June: a Year 6 student was walking home along Central Avenue, Tipton when a man started taking photographs of her. He then got into his car, a black Range Rover, and followed the girl home. The man was described as Asian with black hair tied in a ponytail. The police have been notified. Reported by Summerhill Primary School. 


Thursday 14 June: at approximately 3.30pm, students were in the park after school when they were followed by a male, who told the students “to get back here now”. The students thought he was going to attack them. They ran off and informed an adult in the park. When the adult approached the male he walked away and exited the park. He was described as black, average height and build, black hair, wearing a black jacket with a white stripe down the arm, light blue jeans, black trainers and carrying a black bag. The police have been notified. 


Wednesday 13 June 2018: at approximately 4.30pm between Court Oak Road and Queens Park, a student was walking towards the park when a man in a car kept driving back and forth down the road. The student tried to cross the road, the car stopped and the man spoke to the student. When the student arrived at the park and the man turned up with a dog and kept staring at the student. 


Thursday 14 June 2018: at approximately 8 am on Ridgacre Road, the same man in a car followed a student who was walking towards the Asda on the Hagley Road. The car circled the roundabout until the student reached the roundabout when the man spoke to the student. He then drove away. The man was described as black, mid to late 20s, slim build, approximately 6 feet tall and wearing all clothes and a baseball cap. The colour of the car was silver/grey. 


Tuesday 12 June 2018: a garage worker observed two young boys and a girl running into his building. They looked visibly scared so he asked if there were okay. They pointed towards a man on a bicycle and said he had been following them. When the man realised he had been seen, he covered his face and rode off on his bicycle. The man was described as wearing a grey hoody, riding a black bicycle. 


Saturday 9 June 2018: a pupil from Old Park Primary School was playing in the front garden when he was approached by a man. The man spoke to the child, encouraging him to leave the garden and tried to direct the child towards him. The man was described as white, mid-20s to early 30s, dark hair and wearing a black tracksuit. 


Thursday 23 May 2018 at 4.15pm: Q3 Academy Great Barr reported that a Year 8 student was walking home and near the play area in Redwood Road, Yew Tree Estate, Walsall. The driver of a plain white transit van with a roof rack stopped and asked the student for his name and which school he attends. The driver then asked the student if he wanted a lift home. The student did not respond. He arrived home safely. The man was described as white, aged between 30 - 40 years old, with a bald head and trimmed beard. 


Tuesday 22 May 2018 at 3.15pm: St Michael's reported that a student was walking along Portway Road, near to Bryan Budd Close in Rowley Regis, when she was followed by a man. He was described as white, mid-20s, with dark brown hair, slim build, wearing a bright blue jacket and grey jogging bottoms. 


Tuesday 22 May 2018 at midday: an intruder was seen on‑site at Oldbury Academy on the past two lunchtimes. The intruder was seen by pupils and staff on the school boundary line on Wolverhampton Road, and when challenged ran off. He was described as a male in his early twenties, wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, a grey hoodie and a black balaclava-style mask. The police have been notified.  


Monday 21 May 2018 at 5 pm at the top of Curral Road, Rowley Regis: as a St Michael's student left school to go home he was approached by two males who grabbed him by the arm and asked if he had any drugs on him. The student said he had no drugs but they did not believe him and went through his pockets, taking his money and phone. The student was punched in the mouth and cheek, near his eye. After the assault, the males ran off. This is the second time this student has been targeted by these two males. Description: two black males, approximately 19‑years‑old, one was of stocky build and the other slim build, wearing tracksuits and ski masks. One of the males wore a baseball cap. The police have been informed.  


Thursday 3 May 2018 in the afternoon: it was reported that a white male, in a black car, was behaving in a very inappropriate manner. The police have been informed. 


Tuesday 17 April 2018 in the morning: a Year 7 student was approached 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, in his 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 2018 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.