Police appeal following Wolverhampton attempted abduction
Officers investigating an attempted abduction in the Wednesfield area of Wolverhampton are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police were alerted after a 10-year-old girl was approached in Wednesfield Park just after 3.30pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 15 May), by a man who asked her if she wanted to see his dog.
He is described as white, of slim build and wearing a blue zip top with jogging bottoms.
The schoolgirl declined and was then grabbed by the straps of her bag, before she managed to run off and alert her parents. Fortunately, she was uninjured.
Sgt Neil Western from the force CID team, said: “I am asking for anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area to speak to us, if they have not already done so.
“We have stepped up neighbourhood patrols in the area and we are working with local schools to ensure pupils are safe.
“If you can help in any way, please speak to us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime. Please quote crime reference 20WV/115646F/19.
Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.