A SCHOOL has issued a 'stranger danger' warning to its pupils after a female student was asked to get into a van by an unknown adult.

The 12-year-old victim was targeted as she walked on her way to Noadswood School, in Dibden Purlieu, around 8am on Monday.

The school say she on Forest Front at Butts Ash when a van driver approached her and asked to get inside.

Police are treating the incident as suspicious.

The school also released an "urgent notice" on its website, in which it advised pupils to walk home in groups.

The statement said: "Please be aware that on Monday a female pupil was approached by an adult driving a van. She was spoken to and asked to get in the van.

"Pupils will be given this information during lessons this afternoon.

"We will reinforce the ‘stranger danger’ message and advise pupils to walk home in groups.

"The police are aware and should be contacted should your child report any concerns.

"We will endeavour to ensure that no child leaves the site alone this afternoon, pupils may gather in the school hall at 3pm if they are concerned about their journey home where we will make suitable arrangements."

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101.