Oxford Attempted Abduction:Efit released

30 May 2013, 16:37

Thames Valley Police has released an e-fit image of a man it's looking for after a boy was nearly abducted in Oxford.

It happened at around 11.45am on Saturday (25/5) when a young boy was playing outside in Overbrook Gardens and was approached by a man.

His mother heard him talking to someone. Her partner went outside and found the young boy was no longer in front of the property. He ran down the street and saw the boy with the man at the junction with Three Corners Road.

When partner shouted at the man, he ran off towards Grenoble Road.

Attempted Abduction E-fitThe offender is white, aged approximately 30 to 40-years-old, over 6ft tall and of stocky build. He has short dark hair and was wearing a white Nike t-shirt with a small blue tick on it and black jogging bottoms or jeans.

Chief Inspector Cecilia Agger, Deputy Commander for the Oxford police area, said: "These sorts of incidents are extremely rare. We have detectives leading the investigation and the Neighbourhood Team is being supported by area officers and the Community Response Team, which is providing reassurance and preventative patrols.

"We are appealing for any member of the public who witnessed anything suspicious relating to this incident, anyone who has any information about it, or who recognises the person depicted in the e-fit to contact police.

"During the school holidays and with the weather getting warmer children will be wanting to play outside and we are we are reminding parents to encourage them not to play alone but to stay in groups and under appropriate parental supervision."

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