Well, it seems the answer’s simple:
Police investigating reports of a van acting suspiciously near schools in Great Barr have arrested three men.
A teacher at Perry Beaches School raised concerns after parents reported a van cruising the area.
Officers detained the men, aged between 22 and 41, after stopping a white Ford transit van, which was collecting scrap metal, as it travelled along Sterndale Road, Great Barr at 8:50am this morning (Thursday 23 January).It’s rather frightening, isn't it? I’d better put my foot down when I next pass a school – don't want anyone to get the wrong idea!