Man Accused Of Trying To Abduct Crawley Schoolgirl

2 February 2018, 11:02

Crime Scene Police Tape

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged child abduction in Crawley Down.

Police received a report of a man in a car approaching a girl in Sandhill Avenue at around 4.50pm on Tuesday (30 January).

The 11-year-old girl was walking her dog when the suspect in a dark coloured vehicle stopped alongside her and allegedly asked her to get into the car.

On Friday (2 February), a 35-year-old man from Crawley was arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction. He remains in police custody at this stage.

Officers are still appealing for witnesses, and anyone with any information is asked to report it online or call 101 quoting serial 176 of 02/02.

Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.