Man tries to abduct 2 year old girl on bus - urgent police appeal

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a man in his sixties tried to abduct a two year old girl on a bus in Liverpool.

She was with her mum and two other children at lunchtime on Wednesday in the Smithdown Road area.

They were standing at the front of the bus, and as it was approaching the ASDA stop, a man grabbed the girl's arm and told her to come with him. The mother pulled her daughter back and the man got off the bus.

He's described as 60, 5’8” and clean shaven with olive skin and thin grey hair. He was wearing a dark coloured Puffa jacket.

Detective Constable John Pender said:” There were a lot of passengers on the bus at the time and we’re appealing to anyone who saw anything to please contact the police.”

Police are urging anyone with information to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.