Attempted abduction of boy

Police are hunting a man who tried a young boy in Oxford.

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Abduction attempt: Police statement

The offender was white, over 6ft tall and of stocky build. He had short dark hair and was wearing a white Nike t-shirt with a small blue tick on it and black jogging bottoms or jeans.

Investigating officer Det Sgt Mark Stalder from Oxford Force CID said: “At the moment we would like to talk to anyone who saw this happening and we urge the man involved to come forward to police.

“If anyone saw anyone acting suspiciously yesterday morning, please do get in touch.

“Incidents like this are incredibly rare and I want to reassure the community we are doing everything to catch this offender.”

Anyone with information can contact Det Sgt Stalder on 101.

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Man tries to abduct boy

Police are hunting a man who tried a young boy in Oxford.

The incident happened at around 11.45am on Saturday when a young boy was playing outside in Overbrook Gardens in Blackbird Leys, Oxford.

His mother, who was inside at the time, heard the boy talking to a man outside.

But when her partner went outside and found the young boy was no longer in front of the property.

He ran down the street and saw the boy with the man at the junction with Three Corners Road.

He shouted at the man who ran off towards Grenoble Road.

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