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Girl, 10, grabbed by man in 'attempted park abduction'

By Megan Archer | Wednesfield | Crime | Published:

A 10-year-old girl was grabbed by a man in a Wolverhampton park in what police are treating as an attempted abduction.

An aerial view of Wednesfield Park. Photo: Google

The youngster was approached in Wednesfield Park just after 3.30pm yesterday by a man who asked her if she wanted to see his dog.

The schoolgirl declined and was then grabbed by the straps of her bag, before she managed to run off and alert her parents. She was uninjured.

The suspect is described as a white man of slim build who was wearing a blue zip-up top and jogging bottoms.

Officers are now appealing for potential witnesses to get in contact.

Wednesfield Park in Wolverhampton. Photo: Google

Sergeant Neil Western, from West Midlands Police CID, 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.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or to call 101 anytime, quoting crime reference 20WV/115646F/19.

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Megan Archer

By Megan Archer
Chief Reporter - @MeganA_Star

Chief Reporter with the Express & Star. Give me a call on 01902 319363 or email megan.archer@expressandstar.co.uk.

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