WHITE VAN MAN KIDNAP SUSPECT; Girl, 9, flees from driver.
DETECTIVES are urgently appealing for information after a man attempted to grab a nine-year-old girl near her Bedworth home and force her into a van.
Officers said the attempted abduction Abduction
expecting inheritance, kidnapped by uncle. [Br. Lit.: Kidnapped]
kidnapped at age five; taken from Scotland. [Br. Lit. was potentially serious.
They want anyone who saw the "white van man" who was involved, or has any information, to call them immediately.
The man tried to grab the youngster in Acacia Crescent, Bedworth, at about 6pm on Thursday.
Insp David Sutcliffe David Sutcliffe (born June 8, 1969 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian actor. He is best known for playing Christopher Hayden, the father of Rory Gilmore, on the CW show Gilmore Girls. said: "This was an incident of a potentially serious nature. A man tried to grab the girl, possibly with the intent to force her into a vehicle.
"Thankfully he was unsuccessful. She managed to get away and run to her home nearby, without any physical contact being made."
The suspect is described as white and balding. He was wearing black clothing and driving a white van.
It is described as a plain white van of the Leyland DAF Leyland DAF was a commercial vehicle manufacturing company based in the United Kingdom, and a division of DAF NV. In 1993 DAF NV became insolvent and Leyland DAF went into receivership. LDV LDV Laser Doppler Velocimetry
LDV Light Duty Vehicle
LDV Laser Doppler Velocimeter
LDV Local Defence Volunteers (Afterwards Home Guard, UK)
LDV Limited Dependent Variable
LDV Laser Doppler Vibrometers
LDV Leyland Daf Vehicles type. It was not a Ford Transit The Ford Transit is a range of panel vans, minibuses and pickup trucks, produced by the Ford Motor Company in Europe.
The Transit has been the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe for 40 years, and in some countries the term "Transit" has passed into common usage .
A Crimestoppers reward of up to pounds 500 has been issued for information leading to a conviction. Call the free and confidential hotline on 0800 555 111.
Insp Sutcliffe added: "I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to call Bedworth police station on 01926 415000, or contact any police officer."