School boy victim of attempted abduction

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 14 May 2019

An investigation has been launched after a school boy was the victim of an attempted abduction in Tameside on Sunday evening while out playing.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they believe the nine-year old was grabbed by a man on Queensway in Mossley at around 5.45pm, he then tried to pull the boy into a waiting car.

The boy, who was playing on the street at the time of the incident, managed to escape and raise the alarm.

It’s believed the man then got into the waiting car, which contained a second man, with the vehicle then heading off in the direction of Regent Road.

In a statement police have said: “At around 5.45pm yesterday (Sunday, May 12) police were called to Queensway in Mossley, Tameside, to reports that two men in a dark coloured car possibly, W registered, had attempted to abduct a nine-year-old boy.”

“The car was then seen to drive off towards Regent Road.”

“No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.”

Anyone with information about what happened or who witnessed it is being urged to contact officers on 0161 856 9353, quoting incident number 1583 of 12/05/2019.


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