Schoolgirl abduction claim a hoax, police confirm
PUBLISHED: 12:43 01 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:04 01 November 2019
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Reports a schoolgirl was abducted were a hoax, police have confirmed.
Rumours had spread on social media on Friday (November 1) that a seven-year-old girl had been taken by a stranger at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy in Gorleston.
A post claimed a girl had been abducted from the school by a man and woman.
However, police have confirmed the post was not true.
Norfolk Police said: "This was a hoax and the original post has since been deleted."
The post had said: "Please all share, a young girl has been picked up from Cliff Park by a stranger.
"Police are looking, please search people."
The false report had caused confusion with an earlier incident from Wednesday (October 30) when a man in his 40s was arrested after allegedly trying to get a nine-year-old girl in his van on Baliol Road.