Man tries to abduct schoolboy in Kingsbury

Brent Police are investigating abduction attempt

Brent Police are investigating abduction attempt - Credit: Archant

Victim, 14, was targeted in Goldsmith Lane yesterday afternoon

Brent Police are appealing for information after a man tried to abduct a schoolboy in Kingsbury yesterday afternoon.

The 14-year-old boy was in Goldsmith Lane when he was grabbed by the arm and pulled down the road by a male thought to be in his 30s - 40s at around 3.20pm.

The victim was able to kick out at the suspect, struggle free and run away before being found by a teacher.

The suspect is described as a white male with short black hair.

Detective Sergeant Michael Townsend from Brent Violent Crime Unit said: “Whilst we do not wish to cause alarm amongst those in the local area I would ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us.

“I understand that the community will be concerned about this recent incident and I want to reassure parents and carers that we are treating this extremely seriously. Officers are working hard to identify the suspect wanted in connection with this attempted abduction and enquiries into this incident continue.

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“I would also ask parents and carers to take the opportunity to remind their children how to stay safe.

“We would equally encourage anyone to alert police immediately by calling 999 if they are approached.

“Safer Neighbourhoods Teams in Brent are continuing to work closely with local schools and, where necessary, have increased patrols.”

The victim was not physically hurt and enquires continue.

Anyone with any information should contact officers from Brent Violent Crime Unit on 020 8733 3709 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.