Wanted: Bearded van driver who tried to abduct 17-year-old girl in street
The man pulled up alongside the teenager then grabbed hold of her, police said
The teenager was walking on a residential road in Bredbury, Stockport, at around 3.30am when a silver Ford Transit pulled up alongside her, police said.
There were two men in the vehicle and one got out and grabbed hold of her.
She broke free but the man managed to again get hold of her by the arm.
The teenager eventually struggled free and ran off.
The man who attempted to grab her was described as Asian, around 40-years-old, 5ft 8in tall with a big black long beard, black hair, balding on top and was wearing a black jacket and black trousers.
The other man was white, bald, aged around 30 and clean shaven.
Police have today released an efit of the man who attempted to abduct the girl on Lingard Lane on 10 November.
Detective Inspector Cheryl Hughes, based at Hazel Grove Police Station, said: “This was obviously a very distressing incident for the victim and we have reassured her that we have launched an investigation to catch the culprit.
“I must stress that this kind of incident is genuinely rare, but it is understandable that the community are concerned.
“At this stage however we cannot say what the males’ motives were, but it is paramount that we find them and get their accounts.
“When this type of thing happens there is always rumour, particularly on social media – so I want to reassure people that this is the only report of this nature that we are currently dealing with in this area.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 9154 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.