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Schools alert as girl snatched.

SCHOOLS have been put on alert after a 12-year-old girl was abducted by a motorist.

West Midlands Police said the girl, who managed to escape unharmed, was pulled into a dark green car in Erdington, Birmingham, before being driven to the Nechells area of the city.

The driver was a white man in his 30s who was wearing glasses.

Initially, he was thought to have been responsible for a second attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Alum Rock, Birmingham, but police later ruled out any connection.

Officers have alerted schools in the area, stepped up patrols and are examining CCTV footage.

A five-door vehicle is thought to have been involved in the first incident which took place at 11am on Sunday in Alum Rock.

The second incident took place yesterday morning in Erdington.

Describing the second incident, a police spokesman said: "A 12-year-old girl was walking along the road when a dark green saloon vehicle pulled up alongside her.

"The male driver opened the passenger door and pulled her into the vehicle and drove away.

"The girl managed to escape unharmed a short time later in the Nechells area," said the spokesman.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 4, 2008
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