Three Men Try To Abduct 12 Year Old

Police are looking for three men who told a 12-year-old girl to get in their van in Petersfield.

They shouted at the schoolgirl and threw litter at her - but she ignored them and ran off.

It happened on Monday November 22nd, but police have only just told us about it.

They say it happened sometime between 8am and 8.30am. The girl was walking along Marden Way when she noticed three men in a van.

The first man is described as:


-In his 30s

-Balding with grey/white hair

-Average build

-Clean shaven

-Dressed in overalls


The second man is described as:


-In his mid 20s

-Short blond hair with highlights

-Big wide nose

-Clean shaven

-Wearing overalls


The third man is described as:


-In his mid 20s

-Short dark brown hair

-Lots of ginger stubble

-Wearing jeans and a white t-shirt


Detective Constable Iain Turner, from Alton CID, said:

“This was obviously a very frightening situation for the girl concerned and we are keeping an open mind as to the nature of this incident.

“It may be that the men thought it would be amusing to try and frighten the girl and we urgently need to trace them so we can establish the exact nature of what happened.

“The girl did the right thing by running away and raising the alarm, and I would like to remind people to ensure their children are aware of the stranger danger message.”

Anyone with any information should contact Det Con Turner at Alton CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.