A schoolboy made a desperate escape after he was grabbed from behind and forced down an alleyway in a terrifying attempted child abduction.
The ten-year-old managed to escape the attempted kidnapping, which occurred in broad daylight yesterday in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Now, police have launched a hunt for the man after he grabbed the boy from behind and dragged him down an alley.
He has been described as black, aged in his late twenties, and is thought to be around 6ft 4ins tall.
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DI Joe Clarke of Greater Manchester Police’s Salford Borough said: ‘People in the area will understandably be concerned that this has happened to a young boy.
We have a team of officers carrying out a number of enquiries and have increased patrols in the area, please talk to them if you have any concerns.
‘It was a busy time of day, so I’m really appealing for anyone who heard a disturbance at this time, or saw something that stood out from the norm, to get in touch and help our investigation.’
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police on 0161 856 8361 or 101, quoting incident number 1497.