Teenager grabbed and pulled towards car in broad daylight

The incident allegedly took place near Harrow-on-the-Hill station

The alleged offence took place near Harrow-on-the-Hill station on January 13 - Credit: Google Maps

Pupils have been warned to be "vigilant" after a man attempted to grab a teenager and pull him towards a car.

The Metropolitan Police are investigating an incident at around 3.40pm last Thursday - January 13 - in Lowlands Road, Harrow.

Police said a 17-year-old boy reported that an adult man attempted to "grab him and pull him towards a stationary car" near Harrow-on-the-Hill station.

The teenager resisted and the car drove off without him.

Officers from the Met’s North West BCU are making enquiries to establish the circumstances and identify the person responsible, police said.

The alleged offence took place near several schools, including Harrow College and Harrow High School.

An email about the incident from John Lyon School claimed the victim was a Harrow College pupil; this has since been denied.

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A spokesperson from the college said: “We would like to confirm that this was incorrect and it was not a Harrow College student.

"We have been notified by police that they are investigating what is believed to be an isolated incident.”

Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6176/13Jan.