Police are in the hunt of a man who is alleged to have tried to kidnap a female student. The man is said to have grabbed the 17-year-old girl by her wrists and tried to drag her in a car as she walked home from college in south London.
Police are now investigating the incident in Churchill Gardens, Pimlico, as an attempted abduction.
The suspect jumped out of a car as the girl stopped to cross a road and got a hold of her at about 7pm on Tuesday, October 31.
He then grabbed her waist and put his mouth on her cheek and tried to pull her into the car.
A passer-by who saw what was happening to the student immediately intervened and tried to stop the man from the unlawful act. This made the man to get back in the car and hastly made off from the scene.
This is what DC James Kapp, of Westminster CID had to say:-
“This incident left the victim extremely shocked and upset, and we need to identify the suspect as soon as possible.
‘We would particularly like to speak to the member of the public who intervened, and anyone else who may have witnessed this incident.”
The suspect is described as a male of middle eastern appearance, who is around 30 years of age, 6ft tall and of large build.
He was seen wearing a dark hooded jumper, dark trousers, and had a full dark-coloured beard.
The vehicle he was using is described as a small red car, but the type is still unknown.