Parents have been warned to stay vigilant afterthe attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl.
The child was grabbed in Hampton Hill, Richmond, south west London, yesterdaybut managed to kick her way free.
Detectives are appealing for information and stressed that they are treating the attempted abduction "extremely seriously".A man who was wearing a grey hooded top andjogging bottoms with white trainers and a grey plastic watch struck at around8.30am in St James Avenue.
He grabbed the girl from behind, picked her uparound the waist and carried her towards Park Road.
She managed to kick out, forcing him to let go, and was able to run home.
Anyone with information can contact Richmondpolice on 0208 247 7187 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.