PARENTS are being reassured by police after the latest report of an abduction attempt involved a man grabbing the wrist of a teenager as she walked along a street.
The incident occurred in Regent Street, Ellesmere Port, at 12.30pm on Wednesday, May 12.
The 17-year-old girl was walking alone when a male in a white van pulled up near to her and grabbed her wrist.
A spokesman for Ellesmere Port police said: “She struggled free, and the man got back into the van and drove away.
“Detectives are currently in the process of obtaining further information in order to make an informed assessment of the incident.”
Detective Inspector Gwynn Dodd, who is in charge of the ongoing investigation, has ruled out any connection with previous reports of suspicious activity.
He said: “We don’t think that this incident is linked to any of the other reports of attempted child abduction that we are concerned about.
“We want to address these incidents as they are reported to the police, to reassure the public we are taking them seriously, but this latest report isn’t being connected.”
If anyone has any information, call Ellesmere Port CID on 0845 458 0000.