Police witness plea following attempted child abduction

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Police are today (Wednesday) renewing their witness appeals following the attempted abduction of a boy of 11.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area of North Road or Stanley Street, in Bourne, between 8am and 8.30am yesterday – particularly if they remember seeing a small black van.

• TUESDAY: Police are warning parents not to allow their children to venture out alone following today’s attempted abduction of a boy of 11.

Lincolnshire Police are investigating an incident where it appears that someone tried unsuccessfully to force a young boy into a small black van on North Road, Bourne.

The victim was on his way to school between 8am and 8.30am when he was approached. After the incident the van was driven away along the A15.

Detective Inspector Pete Grayson said, “This is a worrying turn of events and we need to identify the van driver as soon as we can. In the meantime I would urge parents in the area to be aware of the whereabouts of their children and not to let them venture out alone.”

The offender is described as a white man aged in his mid to late 40s, around 6ft tall, medium to heavy build, short dark brown spikey hair, with a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a dark jacket and dark clothing.

Police are still talking to the boy, who was very frightened by the incident, to learn more details..

• Anyone with who witnessed any part of the incident – or who has any information about who the man may be or who may have driven the van – is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number quoting incident number 92 of 02/12/14.

Alternatively they can contact Crimestopper anonymously on 0800 555111