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Police warn public after attempted snatching in Down

An eight-year-old girl escaped after a suspicious approach this morning.

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AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl managed to escape the advances of a man as she walked to school in county Down this morning.

Police in Banbridge are urging the public to be vigilant because of what they describe as the “suspicious approach”.

At about 8.45am, the schoolgirl was walking along Miller Park when a small white van pulled up beside her. The male driver reached out, grabbed the girl by the wrist and asked her to get into the van.

The girl managed to make off and continued her journey to school.

The driver is described as being in his 40s with black facial stubble, black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a black woollen hat and a long-sleeved, V-neck top.

The PSNI have asked anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

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