Police investigate suspicious incident

8 June 2010, 17:18

Police have asked parents to be vigilant after a suspicious incident in Apperley near Tewkesbury.

It happened at around 10pm on Monday June 7 on Severn Way as a 14-year-old boy was waiting to be collected.

A car pulled up alongside him, someone got out and grabbed his arm.

The 14-year-old ran off to a nearby house.

The vehicle is described as a silver saloon car with dark windows, it was seen to drive off in the direction of Sawpit Lane.

PC Phil Groom from Tewkesbury Safer Community Team said:

“We do not want local residents to be unduly alarmed but are asking people to remain vigilant.

“This may have been a simple case of mistaken identity but we would urge anyone who saw anything suspicious or any unusual vehicles in the area to contact us.

“The young man involved acted in a sensible manner by heading to a place of safety and finding a responsible adult.

“We would ask parents to remind their children about personal safety, more details of which can be found on our website.”

For further information on stranger danger please visit the Kids Aware section of the police website at www.gloucestershire.police.uk

If you have any information about this incident please contact police on 0845 090 1234 quoting incident 537 of June 7 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.