Warning after attempted abduction

An e-fit image of the driver police want to speak to in connection with child abduction.
An e-fit image of the driver police want to speak to in connection with child abduction.

POLICE are warning parents to be vigilant after an alleged incident involving the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Scunthorpe.

She was walking on St Anne’s Crescent in the town at approximately 3pm on Friday, October 5, when a car slowed down as she was about to cross the road.

The car is said to have pulled over and the man who was driving leaned across the front passenger side and took hold of the victim near her elbow.

The victim hit out at the driver and ran away, meeting some friends a short time later on Queensway. She was uninjured.

The suspect was driving a black, five door car with what the youngster described as a badge on the front of the bonnet that stood up.

An Evo-fit image of the driver has been released by Humberside Police.

The victim states that a woman with black hair was in the area when the incident happened and it is thought she may have witnessed what happened and police are very keen to speak to her.

She is described as a white woman aged in her 30s, wearing a red top and a skirt. She was talking on her phone at the time.

Detective Inspector John Symes from Scunthorpe Police Station said: “At this stage it is unclear what this man wanted but clearly he has caused great alarm to the young girl involved and we are very keen to identify the driver as well as the woman witness.

“Incidents such as this do not happen frequently and this was an isolated incident but people need to be aware and parents need to remind their children about how to stay safe.”

The female witness and anyone else who was in the area at the time and may have information to assist the police, is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log 440 of 05 October 2012 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.