September 25th, 2016

Police hunt Good Samaritan after second ‘attempted abduction’

Police hunt Good Samaritan after second ‘attempted abduction’ Police hunt Good Samaritan after second ‘attempted abduction’

POLICE are urging a Good Samaritan to come forward after he stepped in and came to the aid of a teenage girl who had been approached by a man in a car over the weekend.

The incident – believed to be the second of its kind in the Longford area – saw a 16-year-old girl stopped by a silver car which pulled up beside her as she was walking along Lady Lande at around 9.30pm on Saturday, August 8.

A man described as Asian began talking to her and asked her to get into his car – attempting to grab the girl when she refused.

The passerby saw this happen and stepped in, telling the driver of the car to leave the teenager alone.

Police are now appealing to the Samaritan to contact them as he may have information that could help the investigation – as they believe the incident to be the second of its kind in the Longford area of the city.

Detectives are linking this second incident after a 14-year-old girl was approached by a man who tried to push her towards his car on Windmill Road at around 8.40pm on Friday, August 7.

Sergeant Helen Waite, from Coventry’s Public Protection Unit, said officers believe the suspicious incidents are linked despite the vehicles involved being different.

She added: “On Friday the girl described the car as a blue Vauxhall Corsa and on Saturday the car is described as silver in colour.

“We believe a man saw what was happening and told the driver of the silver car to leave her alone.

“The girl was not hurt but she was left very shaken by her ordeal and now we are eager to trace the driver of the car.”

Officers are now searching CCTV for any clues and are speaking to people within the area to see if they saw the car or have any information that could help the case.

Sergeant Waite added: “I would like to stress that incidents of this kind are very rare and on both occasions the girls were not hurt.

“They did the right thing by calling us and making us aware of these incidents.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101 or leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111 .

 

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