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Alleged attempted abduction in Essex

Efit Photo: Essex Police

An efit's been released of a man wanted on suspicion of an attempted abduction in south Essex. It happened in Wickford on March 14th. A man pulled up alongside a teenage girl on Salcott Crescent and tried to pull her into his car.

"We are still trying to ascertain whether this incident was down to high jinx or something more sinister. Thankfully, the victim was uninjured but was obviously left very shocked. We’re hoping that someone can help us to identify the car driver from this efit and possibly both men from the descriptions provided. Furthermore, the car in question is very distinctive in its design so people should contact us should they believe they know where it is usually parked up or who owns it.”

– Investigating Officer, Dc Ben Beetson

The car driver is described as white, in his late teens had had a closely-shaved head with a scar running on the left-hand side of his face from eye to cheek. At the time, he was loosely wearing a red scarf. The man’s accomplice who tried to grab the girl is described as white, approximately six foot tall and wore matching grey tracksuit bottoms and a zip-up hoodie while his face was covered by a black scarf. He spoke with an Irish accent.The car is thought to be a hatchback, similar to a VW Golf, with rear-tinted windows and a loud exhaust. It is believed the car’s registration ends in an ‘x’.Anyone with information in connection with this attempted abduction is urged to contact detectives at Basildon police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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