Police hunting man after three kidnap attempts in Manchester

Police are hunting for a man following three kidnap attempts in Manchester this month that may be connected, including one that targeted a 15-year-old girl.

Detectives are calling for witnesses and dashcam footage as they investigate the possible string of linked offences.

In one incident, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) responded to the parents of the 15-year-old schoolgirl, who said she had been approached by a man at a bus stop in Salford on Monday evening.

The man is believed to have made advances towards the teenager before trying to physically get her to go to his car, described as a dark hatchback.

GMP say they have made a possible link between that incident and two more that took place in other areas of Salford due to CCTV footage.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone with dashcam footage at three different times and locations.

The first is around Rocky Lane, Monton Green and Monton High Street on 21 November between 6pm and 7pm.

The second is the area of Mossfield Road and Ackworth Road, Swinton, on 21 November between 8pm and 9pm and the third is Liverpool Street, between Fitzwarren Street and Albion Way in Salford on 16 November between 7.45pm and 8.20pm.

Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield, of Salford division, said: "The victims have been left extremely shaken up by this encounter and it's very important that we get this man identified and off the streets as soon as possible.

"We believe that the man we want to speak to may have been driving a dark-coloured hatchback car but we need to review dashcam footage to identify the make, model and registration plate."