WHITE VAN MAN KIDNAP SUSPECT; Girl, 9, flees from driver.
Officers said the attempted abduction 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 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 LDV type. It was not a Ford Transit.
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."
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||Feb 5, 2000|
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