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23 August 2011, 10:54 | Updated: 23 August 2011, 12:02
A man was arrested last night and is currently being questioned in connection with a report of a teenage girl being pushed into a blue Ford Focus car yesterday (August 22nd).
The girl was spotted having an argument with a man at around 5.45pm outside the Golden Crust bakery, at the junction of Holland Road and Biscot Road in Luton, before being pushed into the car and driven off.
Police are still trying to trace the girl, who is described as black but with a light complexion, approximately 15 years old, with a slim build and afro hair, which was tied up in a shoulder length pony tail. She was wearing a white jumper with black spots.
The same vehicle was spotted shortly afterwards, travelling in the direction of the Biscot Mill Public House with a young female passenger of similar appearance.
Detective Inspector Jerome Kent, leading the investigation, said: "I would continue to appeal to this young girl to come forward and speak to officers as we are concerned for her welfare and want to ensure she is safe. I would reiterate that she is not in any trouble but we do need to trace her.
He continued: "I would also urge anyone who was with the girl or other witnesses to the incident to also come forward and help with this investigation."
If you have information about the identity of the young girl you can contact officers on 01707 355666, or Bedfordshire Police on 01234 841212, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.