/ Attempted abduction of child in Salford

Police have launched an investigation after an attempted abduction of a child in Salford.

At around 3.45pm on Wednesday 27 September 2017, police were called to reports of an attempted abduction on Castleway in Clifton.

Officers attended and found that a 10 year-old boy had been walking on the road when he was grabbed by a man from behind who forced him down an alley and onto nearby wasteland.

Thankfully the boy managed to escape and returned to his home.

The offender is described as a black man, around 6ft4 tall, in his late twenties.

Police have launched a full investigation to establish the circumstances around this incident.

Detective Inspector Joe Clarke of GMP’s Salford Borough, said: “People in the area will understandably be concerned that this has happened to a young boy.

“We have a team of officers carrying out a number of enquiries and have increased patrols in the area, please talk to them if you have any concerns.

“It was a busy time of day, so I’m really appealing for anyone who heard a disturbance at this time, or saw something that stood out from the norm, to get in touch and help our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8361 or 101, quoting incident number 1497 of 27/09/17. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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