Police put on extra patrols after attempted child abduction in Harlow

Crime / Tue 8th Nov 2022 at 03:28pm

ESSEX Police is investigating an incident which took place in Tawneys Road, Harlow, shortly before 5.30pm yesterday, (Monday November.) 

It was reported that a man had approached a young girl and had attempted to lead her away.

Tawneys Road runs from Southern Way (near Bush Fair) to Westfield.

Thankfully, the girl was able to flee to safety and was not harmed.

She and her family are being supported by our officers. 

No arrests have been made and enquiries are progressing. 

A spokesperson said: “We currently have extra patrols in the area and anyone who is concerned can speak to officers. We would ask people to be extra vigilant and ask anyone with information on the incident or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area to let us know.

“We would also like to hear from anyone with dashcam or doorbell footage of the area at the time.

“The man involved is described to us as black, dressed all in black and was wearing a black hat.

“You can let us know by submitting a report online or by using our Live Chat service”.

Live Chat is an online service available on our website Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm, where you can send and receive real-time direct messages with an online digital 101 operator.

To use the service, select the ‘Live Chat’ icon at the bottom right of your screen when you’re on our website. It can be accessed from a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Alternatively, you can call us on 101.

Please cite incident 958 of 7 November. 

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3 Comments for Police put on extra patrols after attempted child abduction in Harlow:

2022-11-08 16:25:11

Catch him before he does it again. The next person may not be so lucky.

2022-11-08 18:16:38

Re open that bit of road, be more people about then and it would be better lit.

David Forman
2022-11-09 10:13:01

These sickos need to be locked away on a Devils Island with no return to keep children safe.

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