Last night an 8 year old boy was approached by a man driving a purple car (no other details) and enticed into getting into the car with sweets. The boy declined, went home and the police were called. This took place at the crest of Wadestown hill, by the shops. The child in question was one of several who use the Wellesley School bus service and get off the bus at the stop opposite the Wadestown Kitchen cafe.
Parents of boys on the Wellesley bus have been alerted by the mother of the boy in question, so clearly we will be extra vigilant. But obviously if you're from the Wellington region and see the driver of a purple car acting suspiciously, please call the police.