POLICE officers investigating a possible attempted abduction have released an E-Fit image of a man who detectives are keen to identify.
The incident happened at approximately 9.30pm on Thursday August 9 between Haxey and Westwoodside in North Lincolnshire as the 16-year-old girl was walking in a rural location.
A dark green coloured five door Ford hatchback that is thought to be left hand drive pulled up alongside the girl, grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the car after she refused a lift.
The teenager managed to break free from his grip and the car drove away.
The suspect male is described as being white, aged in his late 40’s or early 50’s with a tanned complexion, full dark coloured facial stubble and leathery skin. His hair is described as being dark coloured, messy and spiky and long enough to cover most of his ears. He had a deep voice and spoke with a local South Yorkshire accent. He was wearing a mainly white coloured shirt which had a distinctive blue and red coloured chequered pattern on it with the sleeves rolled up and a green quilted waistcoat or body warmer over the top.
Detective Chief Insp Bob Clark said: “We have released an E-Fit image of a man we are keen to identify in connection with our investigation into a serious incident which happened on Thursday 09 August in between Haxey and Westwoodside involving a 16-year-old girl.
“We are continuing to treat this as a serious incident and would like to remind females in particular to be vigilant when out walking alone.
“The last thing we want to do is cause concern for parents and local residents however this is a timely reminder of the dangers when walking along in quiet areas.
“I would ask for anyone who recognises the man in the picture to come forward as we are keen to speak to him in connection with this incident.”
Anyone who can help to identify the driver of the car or anyone who may have seen the incident or any suspicious activity between 2100hrs and 2200hrs the same day should contact either Humberside Police via 101 quoting log 829 of 09/08/12 or alternatively call Crimestoppers who will take your information anonymously via 0800 555 111.