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Image released of man after suspected attempted kidnap in Bexley

News   •   Jul 23, 2020 06:30 BST

[Police have released an image of a man they would like to identify]

Detectives investigating a suspected attempted kidnap incident in Bexley have released an image of a man they are working to trace in connection with the incident.

Between 22:30hrs and 22:40hrs on Friday, 25 June, the victim, a 16-year-old girl, was in the proximity of Upton Road, Bexleyheath DA6.

She was approached from behind without warning by a man unknown to her, who then grabbed hold of her.

The victim screamed and the suspect made off on foot towards the Broadway, Bexleyheath.

As part of their investigation, detectives from the South East Command Unit have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

The suspect is a described as a white male, wearing black bottoms, a beige jumper, with a face mask pulled down to his chin.

Detective Constable Tristan Hunter, investigating, said: “Though the victim was not physically injured, she was left incredibly shaken by this frightening incident.

“I urge anyone who may recognise this man to contact us immediately.”

Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 9818/25JUN20.

Alternatively, tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.