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Woman 'attempted to abduct 12-year-old boy as he walked to school'

An e-fit of the suspect. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are hunting for a woman who attempted to abduct a 12-year-old boy as he walked to school.

The woman told the boy that she had been asked by his mother to take him to school, and that he should get in the car.

The boy refused to get in the car and instead ran home.

The incident happened at the junction of Chepstow Avenue and Firsway in Sale, Greater Manchester at around 7.30am on Thursday 5 November.

Police Constable Geoff Donley said parents were "extremely worried" by the incident.

We understand that parents in Sale were extremely worried by this incident and we are committed to finding out exactly what happened here and tracing the woman from the silver car.

Our CCTV enquiries have led us to believe that the car involved could have been either a Vauxhall Corsa or a Nissan Micra.

It is possible that this may have been a case of mistaken identity and the woman in the car approached the wrong child, however we still cannot rule anything out at this stage.

We are asking for anyone who has any information to please get in touch.

– Constable Geoff Donley, Greater Manchester Police