17th Oct, 2017

Fear after another attempted abduction

Solihull Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

POLICE have reiterated the ‘Stranger Danger’ message after the attempted abduction of a ten-year-old boy in Knowle at the weekend.

The youngster was posting letters at the post box on Lady Byron Lane at around 6pm on Saturday (September 20) when a man told him to get in his ‘shiny white’ car.

The man was white, aged around 40, with acne on his face, not very tall, of slim build with a deep voice and blonde hair.

The young boy ran home and told his parents who immediately contacted the police.

Saturday’s frightening approach in Knowle takes the total number of similar incidents in the borough to seven since January.

The first case was on January 24 when a man tried to lure a ten-year-old girl in to his car in Slater Road, Dorridge.

This was followed on March 10 when a seven-year-old girl was asked to get in to a strange man’s car on Widney Manor Road, Solihull.

On March 26 two Widney Junior School girls were approached by an elderly man and just 24 hours later on March 27 two girls from Lode Heath School were subject to ‘sexually suggestive comment’ from a stranger.

Then on May 12 a 13-year-old schoolgirl was walking to school in Chelveston Crescent, Hillfield when she was approached by a man who grabbed hold of her blazer before she ran off.

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