Teen 'dragged off in van'

Police in Havering are appealing for witnesses after it was reported that a 16 to 17-year-old teenage boy had been dragged off a Hornchurch street into a van that then drove off.

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Dog walker reportedly saw 'teen dragged off in van'

Police in Havering are appealing for a witness who reportedly saw a boy aged around 16 to 17-years-old being "dragged off in a van" in Hornchurch.

Elms Close, Hornchurch in the Borough of Havering. Credit: Google Maps

The van is described as small, coloured white but dirty and had a side opening door. The rear windows are believed to be blacked out and the front headlights are believed to have a blue-coloured tint.

Police said they are especially keen to be contacted by a dog walker seen in the local area who was witnessed shouting "stop" at the van. This witness is described as a white man, possibly aged in his 30s, walking a brown or gold coloured dog.

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Appeal over suspected abduction of teen in Hornchurch

Police in Havering are appealing for witnesses after it was reported that a teenage boy had been dragged off a Hornchurch street into a van that then drove off.

At around 3pm on Wednesday, a white van stopped n Hylands Way, near the alleyway to Elms Close in Hornchurch and its occupants then dragged a teenage boy into the van and drove off, the police reported.

The alleged victim is described as a white male, possibly aged 16 to 17 years-old with a slim build and was wearing blue-coloured jeans and a grey-coloured jumper. It is possible he also had on a hat and headphones.

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