Schools have issued a public warning after three people in a van tried to grab a pupil while walking home from football club.

John Ray Junior and Infant Schools posted on their Facebook pages warning people of the incident, which involved two men and a woman.

During the incident a £10 note was waved at the boy, a pupil at the junior school, and people inside the vehicle gestured for him to get in the van. 

Harwich and Manningtree Standard:

The incident happened in Challis Lane, Braintree, on Tuesday.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101.