A horrified mother has told how she was approached by three men who produced a 'large amount of money' and offered to 'buy' her young girl.
The shocked parent said she was approached by the group of men in Batemoor, Sheffield, at around 8.20am on Tuesday while on the school run with her daughter.
The woman refused and ran towards the primary school with her daughter, before she then heard a screech of tyres and the men driving away.
One of the men, of "possible Middle Eastern origin", was said to be in his late 30s or early 40s, and was wearing a grey hoodie.
Police said he also wore dirty navy bottoms and a head warmer, which partially covered his face.
PSCO Kenneth Blake, of South Yorkshire Police, said: "At approximately 8.20am on December 1, a local resident was walking her daughter to Lower Meadow School along Batemoor Road.
"A male, of possible Middle Eastern origin, along with two other males, have approached the mother, taken out a large amount of money and offered to buy the daughter.
“The mother has refused and ran towards the school with her daughter.
“The mother then heard a screech of car tyres and a black/ blue vehicle has made off towards Dyche Lane, with the three males inside.
“Unfortunately no number was got for the vehicle.
“Any further sightings of the suspected male should be reported to South Yorkshire Police as soon as possible, allowing officers to attend.”
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