PARENTS are being warned to be vigilant after a young girl was approached by a male while walking home from school. 

Norristhorpe Junior and Infant School, Liversedge, issued the warning today after the incident. 

The school said: "A parent has contacted us to say that last night when her daughter was walking home from school she was approached by a male aged between 40-50 who asked where she was going and what she was doing.

"The child ran to a relative’s house and is safe.

"The police have been informed.

"Please encourage your child to walk with an adult or in a group."