Rechelle Haigh, 26, has recently released CCTV footage of a driver pulling up outside her family home, winding down the window and shouting "come get some doughnuts" to her daughters. Fortunately, Sadè, eight, Ameya, two, and six-year-old stepdaughter Roxie didn't listen to him. Sadè remembered her stranger danger training: she rushed Roxie, alerted her mom and returned to pick up Ameya. Rechelle came out and confronted the driver, who quickly sped off."They were playing outside on the trampoline and I heard a screech, and it was someone doing an emergency stop," Rechelle said in an online interview. "I was sitting on my couch and I could hear someone shouting 'come on, quick girls, come get some doughnuts'. My daughter ran in saying 'mum, mum, come quick'. I thought it's probably the neighbours being nice."
"But when I approached the man he looked petrified," she recounted. "I asked him what he wanted and he said 'oh, oh, oh, I was just offering the girls some doughnuts'."
She also praised Sadè: "I’m thankful I have a very wise daughter. She was very fast. I've always taught her to run if approached by a stranger – but I never thought she would have to use it. You could see Ameya heading (towards the van). If she would have got off that trampoline, then god knows what. In a way I'm glad it happened because I can share this with my kids and other kids. I just want to get the message out there to other parents."
"The incident was reported to us at 11.30pm on October 7," said a Greater Manchester Police spokeswoman. It was believed to have happened at 2pm that day. It appears a van driver offered two girls doughnuts on Inglewood Close, Partington. He has then driven off. We are currently treating it as suspicious circumstances. Enquiries are ongoing."