Gardai confirm 'nothing sinister' in approach to children in Offaly

Justin Kelly

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Gardai confirm 'nothing sinister' in approach to children in Offaly

Having investigated reports of a suspicious approach to children near an Offaly school on Thursday, Gardaí at Birr and Kilcormac have now established that "nothing of a sinister nature" occurred.

Gardai responded to reports of an approach by three men in a van to two children in Rath on Thursday morning, February 7.

It was alleged the men tried to lure the children, who were cycling to school, into their vehicle.

Gardai say nothing sinister occurred and that the matter is now closed.

They thanked the public for their assistance.