1. ITV Report

Man 'grabbed 10-year-old boy' in attempted child abduction

Castleway in Clifton Photo: Google Street View

Police are investigating after an attempted abduction of a child in Salford.

A 10-year-old boy had been walking on Castleway in Clifton yesterday at 3.45pm, when he was grabbed by a man from behind who forced him down an alley and onto nearby wasteland.

The boy managed to escape and returned to his home. The offender is described as a black man, around 6ft4 tall, in his late twenties.

Police have launched a full investigation to establish the circumstances around this incident. Detective Inspector Joe Clarke of GMP’s Salford Borough, said:

“People in the area will understandably be concerned that this has happened to a young boy.

“We have a team of officers carrying out a number of enquiries and have increased patrols in the area, please talk to them if you have any concerns.

“It was a busy time of day, so I’m really appealing for anyone who heard a disturbance at this time, or saw something that stood out from the norm, to get in touch and help our investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Joe Clarke
  • Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 8361 or 101, quoting incident number 1497 of 27/09/17. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.