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Police release efit in hunt of suspect in Fair Oak abduction attempt investigation
THIS is the face of a van driver who tried to snatch a 12-year-old girl off the street.
Police are hoping the image – compiled by the youngster with the help of their experts – will jog the memory of witnesses who may have seen him trying to get the child into his van as she walked along a Hampshire road.
As previously reported by the Daily Echo, the youngster was on Fair Oak Road, Bishopstoke when a man drove past her slowly, whistled and then drove slowly on the opposite side of the road trying to talk to her and asking her to get into the vehicle.
She ignored him and he eventually drove off as traffic built up behind him. She then called police from a friend’s house.
The incident happened as the girl was walking from the Shorts Road junction into Allington Lane on August 27 at around 12.45pm.
It came just a month after an 11- year-old girl managed to flee a suspected abductor who cruised alongside her in a white van along Alan Drayton Way, Bishopstoke.
Police said they advised that parents “should remain alert but not alarmed, as such incidents are rare in the area”.
Officers, who have launched an appeal for witnesses, have described the van as white, quite large and dirty.
The driver is said to be in his 40s with pale white skin. He had a deep voice, stubble, a large nose and black hair which was gelled back. He was bare-chested at the time and his right arm was covered in tattoos.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Stephen Swift at Eastleigh police station on 101.
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