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Mother's warning after attempted abduction of her child

A mother from Derbyshire says she fears her 10-year-old's 'innocence has been lost' after he was almost abducted.

The reported incident took place just around the corner from the family's home at Cotmanhay Park in Ilkeston on Friday 15 June at around 6pm.

It's reported that two men told 10-year-old Alfie to get in their van whilst he was out riding his bike with his friends.

The reported incident is said to have happened on Friday 15 June at around 6pm. Credit: ITV News Central

After refusing to do what the men said, Alfie's friends caught up with him and the van sped off. A parent on the park called the police before calling Alfie's mum, Jemma Smedley.

Derbyshire police can confirm that they are investigating an "incident" on Beauvale Drive on Friday evening.

Jemma is hoping that with the help of a nearby school and the Surestart Centre, they will be able to recover some CCTV footage of the van.