CCTV shows heart-stopping moment a four-year-old boy crosses a main road alone after wandering out of school unaccompanied without anyone noticing
- Blade Mitchell, four, crossed three main roads after walking out of school alone
- Incident took place at St Maria Goretti Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, on Monday
- CCTV shows the moment youngster makes the dangerous crossing on his own
CCTV has captured the terrifying moment a four-year-old boy is seen crossing a road on his own after he walking out of school without anyone noticing.
Laura Jones, 25, has shared the video of her son Blade Mitchell crossing one of three main roads he encountered after walking out of St Maria Goretti Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, alone on Monday afternoon.
The video shows the moment a ‘hero’ woman with a little child is seen rushing to catch up with Blade – who was wearing grey shorts and a white shirt – after realising he was unaccompanied.
Now Ms Jones wants to track down the unidentified woman who rescued Blade, staying with him until his father arrived.
The mother-of-two Ms Jones from Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, said: ‘Blade was left unattended at school and managed to leave the school without a parent being there and without the teachers knowing.
‘His doors open at 3.10pm and I got there for around 3.12pm to 3.15pm to collect him as we are told to collect at the latest time slot for siblings which is 3.15pm.
‘Blade was not there and nowhere to be found and the teachers were unaware that he had left the school on his own.
Blade Mitchell, four, is seen crossing a road after leaving St Maria Goretti Academy in Stoke-on-Trent unsupervised, on Monday
As Blade is seen approaching another road to cross the unidentified mother (right) is seen rushing to catch up to the boy
The kind mother is then seen helping the boy to cross the road along with her own child
‘Blade managed to walk straight past four members of staff who were distracted by parents before walking up Aylesbury Road.
‘I called his dad, Brett Mitchell, who was at home at the time, who then left our house with my friend Stacey and found Blade on Beverley Drive.
‘Blade had managed to get to the other side of the estate – crossing three main roads on his own.
‘There was a lady who found Blade at Beverley Drive Park, who decided to follow Blade until his father found him. We are trying to locate this women to thank her and speak with her as the police are now involved.
Blade Mitchell, four, crossed three main roads after walking out of school alone
Laura Jones says she will not send her son, Blade Mitchell, back to school until the incident is investigated. Pictured together
Incident took place at St Maria Goretti Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, on Monday. Pictured: Blade on a fairground ride
Laura Jones (left) with son Blade Mitchell (right)
‘We know the lady has a child with her who goes to the same school as Blade..’
‘The video shows Blade in grey shorts and a white shirt. The car which stops is his father locating him, after leaving home to find him.’
St Maria Goretti Academy has confirmed a full investigation is underway.
A spokesman said: ‘I can confirm that a safeguarding incident involving a pupil occurred at the end of the school day.
‘In accordance with our safeguarding procedures, this has been reported to the appropriate bodies and a full investigation of the incident is underway..’
Staffordshire Police, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Ofsted have been approached for statement regarding the incident.