Man arrested following attempted child abduction in Harlow

Crime / Thu 10th Nov 2022 at 07:40pm

A MAN has been arrested as part of our investigation into an incident where a girl reported she had been approached in Harlow.

The girl reported a man had attempted to lead her away on the cycle track near to Hook Field and Rushes Mead, which runs parallel with Tawney Road at around 5.30pm on Monday (7 November).

Thankfully, the girl managed to get away and was not harmed.

Specialist officers are continuing to support her and her family.

A 30 year-old man from Harlow was arrested today on suspicion of kidnapping and possession Class B drugs.

He is currently in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Tony Atkin said: “We are continuing to support the girl and her family and ensure their welfare.

“Our investigation is progressing but I still need anyone who saw anything or has any footage from the area at the time who we’ve not spoken to to come forward.

“I know this incident will be concerning to the public but we have had extra high visibility patrols in the area to provide reassurance.”

If you have any information, CCTV, dash cam or other footage in relation to this incident, then please get in contact with us.

Please quote the crime reference number 42/274681/22.

You can let us know by submitting a report on our website or by using our online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Visit www.essex.police.uk/digital101 to find out more about our website reporting services.
Alternatively you can call us on 101.

In an emergency always call 999.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

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