Attempted abduction

2 March 2010, 12:50 | Updated: 2 March 2010, 12:53

Police are looking for a man who tried to abduct a twelve year old girl as she walked home from school in Wokingham yesterday.

She was walking along Ashridge Road at around 3.20pm when the man grabbed her hand and wrist and tried to pull her into a car.

She managed to struggle free, before running home. But Detective Constable Ali Bagshaw, said the girl is still shaken, "I appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident to come forward. I would also ask that if anybody recognises the description given, that they inform the police."

"The victim was very shaken up by the incident and I appeal for anyone who may have been in the area at the time or saw a car in suspicious circumstances matching the description to contact me immediately."


The man is white, medium to slim build and aged between thirty and forty years old. He is around 6 ft tall and was clean shaven with a long face. He was wearing a brown woollen hat with a peak and a light brown knee-length double-breasted trench coat with a tie belt and black or brown trousers.

The man's car was a four door saloon car, deep red or burgundy and is described as a fairly new style.


If you have any information for police Det Con Bagshaw can be contacted via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to talk to the police or give your name, call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.