Firs Primary School in Sale

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A warning was issued to parents after a man tried to abduct a girl in Sale.

The girl who was walking back home from an after school club at Firs Primary School at approximately 4.35pm yesterday (4 November 2021) was approached by a man who came up behind her and he then put his hand over her mouth and tried to abduct her.

Police have said the man made off in a white van which had a new shape about it and a sliding door with signage on the side, he drove south bound down Manor Avenue.

At the time of the incident a couple was walking past and managed to help the girl to escape.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is underway.

Chief Superintendent Rose, the District Commander for Trafford said: “I share the concern of the community after this incident.

“I would like to reassure the community that I have a team of detectives working on this investigation and we will leave no stone unturned in our attempts to find this man, our children should not feel scared to walk home from school, I have increased patrols in the area and around our schools.

“Whilst enquiries continue, I would urge anyone with any concerns or information to approach one of our officers.

“We are particularly keen to speak to the couple that intervened and help the child following this incident. If this is you or you know the couple, please get in touch.

“I would urge anyone with any information about the incident – including those with dashcam or CCTV footage of the white van – should contact us on 0161 856 7673 quoting incident number 2224 of 04/11/2021.

“Information can be passed on anonymously by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”