Printer Friendly

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 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."
COPYRIGHT 2000 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2000 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 Reader Opinion

Title:

Comment:



 

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:Kukuruzovic, Simon
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 5, 2000
Words:214
Previous Article:Vandals set fire toempty house.
Next Article:Vaulting into the medals.


Related Articles
MAN CHASED GIRL OF 8 ON DAY SARAH DISAPPEARED.
Brother '10 seconds from saving Sarah'.
SUSPECT ARRESTED IN DEATH OF GIRL WHO TESTIFIED AT HEARING.
TIP LEADS TO ARREST OF CARJACK SUSPECT.
STUDENTS WARNED ABOUT RAPIST.
BRIEFLY.
BRIEFLY.
BRIEFLY.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters