Thursday, 28 July 2016
Dukinfield Abduction Alert
The unidentified motorist, driving a white car, made a sick attempt to bundle the 11-year-old into his vehicle in Dukinfield, Manchester.
The sister of the boy told Daily Star Online that the man followed her brother as he walked home from school at around 7pm on Monday night.
The driver then pulled over and attempted to "grab his arm and drag him in", she claimed.
She believes whoever tried to snatch her brother could be part of a grooming gang akin to the sex rings uncovered in Rochdale and Rotherham
It comes after police confirmed a 20-year-old woman was followed by a man in the same area at around 11pm on Sunday night.
The woman told Daily Star Online the motorist asked where she was going and offered to give her a lift, but she refused and walked away.
But the man, described as Asian, continued to drive slowly beside her, after which she called a friend, prompting him to speed off.
Greater Manchester Police said the incident was "suspicious" and launched an investigation to support the youngster's evidence.
The incidents are a chilling reminder of the widespread child abuse scandal that occurred in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013.
An estimated 1,400 children were abducted and sexually abused. Daily Star