Detectives are hunting a man who is suspected of attempting to kidnap a teenage girl as she walked down a street in Greater London.
The 16-year-old girl was walking close to Upton Road, in Bexleyheath, at around 10.30pm on June 25 when the incident occurred.
She was approached from behind without warning by a stranger and grabbed hold of her. The victim screamed and the suspect made off on foot towards the Broadway in the town centre.
Met Police detectives have now released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident. The suspect is a described as a white male, who at the time was wearing black bottoms, a beige jumper, with a face mask pulled down to his chin.
Detective Constable Tristan Hunter, investigating, said: ‘Though the victim was not physically injured, she was left incredibly shaken by this frightening incident.
‘I urge anyone who may recognise this man to contact us immediately.’
Anyone with information is urged to call 101 ref CAD 9818/25JUN20. Alternatively, to remain anonymous, contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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