Police hunt two men who attempted to kidnap nine-year-old girl before fleeing the scene in a van

Police hunt two men who attempted to kidnap nine-year-old girl before fleeing the scene in a van 

  • Girl approached when walking through Saxon Gate area of Hereford
  • She was approached by a man but managed to escape unharmed
  • Police described one of the men as white, bald and in his 30s
  • Accomplice was described as black with braided hair and brown eyes 
Police are hunting two men after the attempted kidnap of a nine-year-old girl.
The
youngster was walking along Staddlestone Circle in the Saxon Gate area
of Hereford, at around 8pm on Wednesday, when she was approached from
behind by a man.
Thankfully she managed to escape unharmed and the scene was cordoned off for investigations to be carried out.
Police are hunting two men after the attempted kidnap of a nine-year-old girl on Staddlestone Circle in the Saxon Gate area of Hereford (pictured)

Police are hunting two men after the
attempted kidnap of a nine-year-old girl on Staddlestone Circle in the
Saxon Gate area of Hereford (pictured)
West Mercia Police said it is thought the man left the scene in the direction of Ross Road in a van along with another male.
Detective
Inspector Martin Taylor said: ‘First and foremost I want to reassure
the local community that incidents of this nature are, thankfully,
extremely rare and a robust investigation has been launched.
‘Although
this is understandably concerning, it is currently believed to be an
isolated incident and there is not thought to be any threat to the wider
community.
‘We
are conducting a full and thorough investigation and want to reassure
the wider community that there will be increased patrols in the area. If
anyone heard or saw anything we would like to hear from them.’
Officers want to speak to two men, one of whom is described as white, bald and clean shaven and in his 30s.
He is thought to have been wearing a T-shirt, a red, white and black checked jacket and blue jeans.
The second man is believed to be black with braided hair and brown eyes. 
He
is thought to be around six feet tall and was described as wearing a
white T-shirt, denim jacket, dark coloured jeans and brown mountain
boots.
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. 

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