Police appeal for witnesses of possible abduction of girl in Oldham

UPDATE : Police investigating an abduction in Oldham have located the victim.

At around 2.50pm on Monday, 31 October 2016, a 16 year-old-girl was on Shaw Road when a man in a silver car took hold of her and pushed onto the front seat.

A silver Skoda Octavia has since been seized.

After extensive enquiries, the girl has been found safe and well and is receiving support from specially trained officers.

A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed until 16 January 2017 pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Graham Heaney of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “Fortunately, we have found the girl safe and well with her family.

“We have arrested a man in connection with the incident however, our enquiries are ongoing and we need assistance from the public to move forward with our investigation.

“I’m urging anyone with information to contact police at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1288 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


 

POLICE ARE appealing for witnesses after a report of an abduction in Oldham.

GMP logoAt around 2.50pm on Monday 31 October 2016, a girl, believed to be around 17-years-old, was on Higginshaw Lane, at the junction of Salmon Fields in Royton, when she was seen to be grabbed by a man and pushed into the front passenger seat of a silver car.

The silver car, possibly a Skoda Octavia or similar sized car, then turned left at the traffic lights onto Salmon Fields and stopped after a short distance, waiting until the same man walked up to the vehicle and got into the back seat. The car was then driven off, by another person.

The girl was wearing a cream, knee-length coat and dark jeans.

The man who got into the back seat is described as white, 34 to 38-years-old, with dark hair and was wearing a mustard t-shirt and dark shorts.

Detective Sergeant John Coleman of GMP’s Oldham borough, said: “We received a report that a girl was dragged into a car in Oldham and we have launched an investigation. This may turn out to be of innocent circumstance but we need to make sure that this girl is safe and well.

“If anyone has any information or witnessed the incident, please contact police immediately. Or if you are the girl, I would urge you to get in touch.

“We are carrying out extensive enquiries and the girl’s welfare is our upmost priority but we need your help.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1288 of 31/10/16 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

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