Police hunt launched after call claiming teenage girl might have been taken against her will by white van driver

PUBLISHED: 14:35 02 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:44 02 February 2018

Police hunt after call claiming teenage girl might have been taken against will

Police hunt after call claiming teenage girl might have been taken against will

Archant

A police hunt has been launched to get to the bottom of a call claiming that a teenage girl might have been taken against her will by the driver of a white van.

“We took a single call relating to a sighting of a girl who appeared to be picked up in a white van when the caller felt she did not want to go,” said a police spokesman.

East Cambs Police has appealed for witnesses following the incident in Brewhouse Lane, Soham, yesterday at about 4pm.

Police attended the scene and have conducted house to house enquires. The girl is described roughly 13-years-old, white, with medium length brown hair.

The spokesman added: “At this time there is nothing to suggest that any criminal offences have taken place and no girls matching the description in the county or surrounding area have been reported missing.

“However, we are keen to hear from the driver of the white van to establish what may have happened.”

The van is described as having an A5 sized GB sticker on the side.

Police say there will stay on patrol in the town today and officers are liaising with local schools.

Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact police on 101 quoting CC-01022018-0277.

More news stories

Yesterday, 19:33

Eight week closure of the A1101 from Shippea Hill to Littleport will start from Monday February 19 as part of a major campaign to repair more than 40 miles of drought damaged roads.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

Yesterday, 06:55

He’s been appointed to look after the Fenland area but already Inspector Ian Lombardo has been put on the defensive to deny suggestions of any reduction in neighbourhood policing.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Oxfam has cancelled an official opening of its new city centre store in Ely in the light of the continuing crisis over Haiti.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter