Police investigating attempted child abduction on Bonfire Night

Police are appealing for witnesses after an incident at the Hoe Bonfire Night event which saw an alleged attempted child abduction.

Investigators were alerted to an incident on Plymouth Hoe on Sunday November 5, during the Bonfire Night event, where a man approached a four-year-old girl and attempted to walk off with her.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: “This happened near to Elliot Terrace on Plymouth Hoe and occurred sometime between 7.50pm and 8.15pm..

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“The man is described as Asian, thin build, approximately 5ft 8ins and aged between 25 and 30 years old.

“He had dark hair that was shaved on the sides but was longer and gelled back on top; He was wearing a black leather jacket at the time.

“The child he approached is also Asian so we are currently keeping an open mind on if this was an innocent mistake and not something more sinister, but it is vital that we identify the man in question and speak to any witnesses who were in the area and who may have information that can assist us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or contact 101@dc.police.uk quoting reference CR/096986/21.

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