Police appeal following ‘attempted abduction’ in Herringthorpe

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Police in Rotherham are appealing for any information regarding an alleged attempted abduction on Thursday (23 December)

At around 7pm, a ten-year-old boy was walking to the shops on Browning Road, Herringthorpe.

The boy noticed a red Toyota parked nearby.

The occupant of the Toyota, a white man wearing a snood / balaclava and gloves, reportedly asked the boy where he was going. The man is then said to have followed the boy, parked up, and then followed him back home. As the boy neared his address, the man is then said to have grabbed hold of his jacket and tried to drag him in to the car.

Investigating Officer, Rachel Scott said: “This is a really concerning report from a young child and we are doing everything we can to trace the man and vehicle involved.

“We have officers in the area making enquiries, but I encourage anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.”

Any information can be reported by 101 quoting incident 763 of 23 December.

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