Women urged to be vigilant after teenager abduction attempt

PUBLISHED: 12:26 22 January 2007 | UPDATED: 19:54 01 June 2010

WOMEN and girls are being warned to take extra care after a man tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl and force her into his car. The incident happened last week when the girl was waiting at a bus stop in Goodens Lane, Wisbech. A red car stopped alongside he

WOMEN and girls are being warned to take extra care after a man tried to kidnap a 16-year-old girl and force her into his car.

The incident happened last week when the girl was waiting at a bus stop in Goodens Lane, Wisbech.

A red car stopped alongside her at 8am and a man got out of the car and ordered her to get inside.

She refused and he grabbed her wrists, and again told her to get in the car, he then hit her in the face and she managed to kick him.

He then let her go and drove off.

Det Sgt David Simpson said: "This is being treated as attempted kidnap.

"This ordeal left the young woman involved terrified and I would urge anyone who may have seen what happened, or who has any information they think could help our inquires to get in touch."

It is not believed the girl knew her attacker and police are warning women and girls to be extra vigilant when out.

They are asked to either go out with another person or make sure they tell people where they are going.

A spokeswoman added: "If they are concerned or see anything unusual or suspicious they should contact the police."

Police have now issued a description of the man they are trying to trace.

The man is described as white, 6ft tall with dark brown spiked hair and a goatee beard.

He was wearing blue jeans, a baggy grey short sleeved t-shirt and a gold necklace and he had three gold rings on his right hand.

Det Sgt Simpson added: "There would have been other road users and pedestrians out and about in Goodens Lane at that time of the morning on a weekday.

"So I'm sure someone must have seen something.

"Any information, no matter, how minor, could prove invaluable."

The incident happened at 8am on Wednesday.

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 0845 456 4564.


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