Attempted abduction of a child at Aston Ingham

By Ross Gazette sports reporter in Local People

Parents and carers are being warned to keep an eye on children playing outside during the half term holidays following reports of an attempted abduction, near Ross-on-Wye yesterday, Monday, February 13th.

It has been reported that there was an attempted abduction of a little girl on the Aston Ingham main road, where Ford Lane joins it. According to social media posts the girl was on her bike with her older siblings when a small white car heading in the Aston Ingham direction stopped. One of the male occupants of the car shouted at the girl to get in, which she didn’t.

The second man in the car got out and tried to grab her but she managed to cycle away. The car then drove off.

More details as we have them.


Gloucestershire Police has issued the following appeal for witnesses.

A 12-year-old girl was cycling on Aston Ingham Road, Kilcot, when a white Ford car with three people inside, a man and woman in the front and another man in the back, pulled up alongside her. The male driver opened the door and said to the girl to get in the car and tried to grab her, however, he did not touch her and the girl quickly cycled home.

The driver of the car is described as around 45 years of age, of muscular build and balding. The younger male, possibly a teenager, was wearing a grey zip-up hoody with the hood up. The woman in the front passenger seat had long hair.

Police would like to hear from anyone in the area at the time who saw a white Ford car and its occupants, or who has any information that can help police with their enquiries. Please call 101 quoting incident number 349 of 13 February 2017.

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