Appeal following an incident in Ellowes Road, Lower Gornal

Police are investigating an incident on Ellowes Road, Lower Gornal yesterday morning (20 March).

A 14-year-old girl was approached by a man in a black car, possibly a Seat, at around 9.20am.

The driver, a white man in his 30s, grabbed her arm and pulled her towards the car.

At present the circumstances are unclear. The teenager had an expensive bag and officers are not ruling out robbery as a possible motive.

The investigation is ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and those with information regarding the suspect vehicle and driver to come forward.

Local police Inspector Andy Pugh, said:

“We understand incidents like are a cause for concern. I’d like to assure the local community that we’re increasing patrols and liaising with local schools to make sure people feel safe.

“I’d ask children and parents alike to remain vigilant and aware of personal safety.”

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