Detectives in Blackpool are investigating a suspected attempted abduction of a girl.
At around 4.30pm on Tuesday an 11-year-old local girl was walking along Faringdon Avenue with a friend when they became separated.
The girl reported seeing a small red van parked up on the pavement and as she has walked by, the driver has leant over the passenger side of the vehicle in an attempt pull her inside.
The man is thought to have a tattoo on his left forearm.
Detective Inspector Lee Wilson said:
“This is a very concerning incident and the victim is understandably very shaken by her ordeal.
“Whilst incidents of this nature are rare, we are taking it very seriously and have increased patrols in the area.
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