Appeal for information after attempted abduction
Detectives are appealing for information following an attempted
abduction in Basildon.
A 13-year-old girl was walking along Wash Road at 3.45pm on
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 when a car pulled up alongside her and a
man grabbed her arm and tried to pull her into the car.
The girl managed to wriggle free, hit the man and run off.
Investigating Officer, Dc Alex Gartshore, said: "This girl was
in school uniform and had just got off a bus. She was walking past
the Prince of Wales pub when this car pulled up alongside
"The teenager was able to push her attacker away before running off
down an alleyway towards her nearby home.
"We’re not sure if there was anything sinister behind this incident
which is why we’re looking to identify witnesses and the car
driver. Thankfully, the victim was uninjured but was obviously left
The car driver is described as white and in his 20s. The car is
thought to be dark in colour and possibly has electric windows.
Anyone with information in connection with this attempted
abduction is urged to contact detectives at Basildon police station
on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.