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Hampshire Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old girl told detectives that two men tried to abduct her.
The schoolgirl said two white men approached her at the junction of Porlock Road and Cromer Road in the Millbrook area of Southampton, and that one of the men grabbed her and pushed her into a car. She said she managed to run away.
Officers have stepped up patrols in the area this weekend following the incident on Saturday 15th June 2013, saying the public should remain alert, but not alarmed.
Hampshire Police are investigating an alleged abduction in Southampton on Saturday 15th June 2013. A 12-year-old girl told detectives that two men approached her at the junction of Porlock Road and Cromer Road in the Millbrook area; and that one of the men grabbed her and pushed her into a car.
The girl said she kicked one of the men and ran away. She said the two men were white, and their vehicle was a long, black car with tinted windows and silver stripes down the back and side. Although the child was not harmed, the police said she was 'understandably shaken'.
Police patrols have been increased in the area this weekend. Local schools have been told about the incident, and advised to remind children about 'stranger danger'. Officers have asked the public to remain alert, but not alarmed. Anyone with information is asked to telephone Hampshire Police on 101