Witness Appeal After Girl Grabbed In Worcester

Police are appealing for witnesses after a schoolgirl was subjected to an attempted abduction in the Dines Green area of Worcester on Monday (16 January).

Some time between 4.45pm and 5pm, the girl, who is a pupil of Dines Green Primary School, was approached on the junction of Tudor Way and Drake Avenue as she made her way home.

A man grabbed her and attempted to drag her towards a car but the girl managed to break free and run off.

A man was arrested in Worcester yesterday in relation to the incident and remains in custody at Worcester Police Station being questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Richard Rees, who is leading the investigation, said: “I would like to reassure the local community in Dines Green that we are treating this as a serious incident and I have a team of detectives working on it.

“Uniformed officers from the local policing team continue to patrol the area around Dines Green Primary School to provide reassurance to residents and parents in particular.

“I am making an appeal for anyone who saw anything out of ordinary in the Tudor Way-Drake Avenue area – perhaps an unusual vehicle or someone acting strangely – to contact us straight away.

“It might seem something insignificant to you, but it could be important to our investigations.”

DI Rees can be contacted at West Mercia Police via the non-emergency number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.