POLICE investigating an incident a primary school during which a man tried to collect a child who did not recognise him have made an arrest.
A man called at Beulah Junior School, in Thornton Heath, at 12.20pm on July 21 and told staff he was there to collect a named child.
Teachers spoke to the child, who said he did not know the person, but the man left before staff could establish who he was.
Concerned about the incident, the school contacted the police and an investigation was launched by Croydon CID.
A 17-year-old was arrested on Thursday (August 14) in connection with the investigation.
He is currently in a south London police station.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.