Attempted Schoolboy Abduction In Bourne

2 December 2014, 14:24 | Updated: 2 December 2014, 14:28

Police are investigating an incident where it appears that someone tried unsuccessfully to force an 11 year-old school-boy into a small black van on North Road, Bourne.

The 11 year-old was on his way to school between 8:00am and 8:30am when he was approached. After the incident the van was driven away along the A15.

The offender is described as a white man aged in his mid to late 40’s, around 6’0” 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. We are still in the process of extracting further information from the boy who was very frightened by the incident.

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."

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 CRIMESTOPPERS anonymously on 0800 555111