Police hunt 'dangerous' man after he tries to force 15-year-old boy into car in Atherton

ON HUNT: Police after boy lured into car

ON HUNT: Police after boy lured into car

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A “DANGEROUS” man who tried to entice a 15-year-old boy into his car in Atherton is being hunted by police.

The teenager was walking home along Bolton Road On Saturday, December 28, when a silver Ford Ka passed him and stopped on the other side of the road near the junction of Marlborough Road.

The driver wound down the window and spoke to the boy, who could not quite hear and, assuming the man was asking for directions, went to the car.

The man asked several personal questions before asking him if he wanted a lift home.

The teenager declined but the driver asked to shake his hand and then grabbed his hand and pulled it down onto his legs, asking him to get in the car.

Despite the 15-year-old boy wriggling free, the Ka followed him for a while before the teenager started running and managed to get away.

The boy was not physically hurt but was left upset by the incident.

His attacker is described as black with a large build, giving the impression of being tall.

He had short dark shaved hair, short stubble and spoke slightly broken English.

He wore grey cargo trousers and a black leather jacket, while the Ford Ka was silver with darker grey or possible black bumpers.


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Det Con Andrew Partington said: “We don’t want to cause any undue alarm but we believe we have to let people know this has happened.

“Thankfully the boy had the presence of mind to struggle free and run off, but the fact he was then followed by the car shows how potentially dangerous this man is.

“With that in mind I want people in Atherton to be aware of this man and to ensure they report anything suspicious to the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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2:01pm Wed 8 Jan 14

thomas222 says...

I do hope they are checking cameras sited around the area and nail the scumbag.
I do hope they are checking cameras sited around the area and nail the scumbag. thomas222
  • Score: 22

4:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Lisacoote says...

Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have!
Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.
Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have! Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too. Lisacoote
  • Score: 41

5:41pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Andyroost says...

Can someone explain to me why it takes so long to make the paper, this should have been on crimestoppers within the hour and an app for phones whereby it notifies you auto if crime happens near you, common sense!
Can someone explain to me why it takes so long to make the paper, this should have been on crimestoppers within the hour and an app for phones whereby it notifies you auto if crime happens near you, common sense! Andyroost
  • Score: 38

6:25pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Cherry1973 says...

Isn't this the same Silver Ford Ka that tried in Wigan, and in Bolton before Christmas ??? Why are the Police not doing more, these poor children are not safe !!!!
Isn't this the same Silver Ford Ka that tried in Wigan, and in Bolton before Christmas ??? Why are the Police not doing more, these poor children are not safe !!!! Cherry1973
  • Score: 20

8:49pm Wed 8 Jan 14

DavidEspana says...

Any incident like this should immediately go public as in the USA then the public could look out for the car and description. However, I do not want the public to take the Law into there own hands, Leave it to the Police. I am pleased to read the boy got away but what a fright.
Any incident like this should immediately go public as in the USA then the public could look out for the car and description. However, I do not want the public to take the Law into there own hands, Leave it to the Police. I am pleased to read the boy got away but what a fright. DavidEspana
  • Score: 8

8:54pm Wed 8 Jan 14

davidjb says...

karate and kick boxing wont stop someone dragging you into a car, you cant defend yourself if your not expecting it
karate and kick boxing wont stop someone dragging you into a car, you cant defend yourself if your not expecting it davidjb
  • Score: -3

10:10pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Lisacoote says...

davidjb wrote:
karate and kick boxing wont stop someone dragging you into a car, you cant defend yourself if your not expecting it
Well that's your opinion I'd rather my child could at least put up some kind of a fight.
[quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: karate and kick boxing wont stop someone dragging you into a car, you cant defend yourself if your not expecting it[/p][/quote]Well that's your opinion I'd rather my child could at least put up some kind of a fight. Lisacoote
  • Score: 6

12:08am Thu 9 Jan 14

crazyoldme says...

Why has it taken so long to let people know there is a predator on the lose? Plus I'm sure there must be cameras round that area, so just look for any Ford Ka's that drove past at the time of the attack, and track down the reg number. Can't be too hard to have some common sense these days. >.
Why has it taken so long to let people know there is a predator on the lose? Plus I'm sure there must be cameras round that area, so just look for any Ford Ka's that drove past at the time of the attack, and track down the reg number. Can't be too hard to have some common sense these days. >. crazyoldme
  • Score: 9

1:15pm Thu 9 Jan 14

boltonchap says...

Lisacoote wrote:
Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have!
Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.
Same happened with the rapist in the BN last week. His picture was published yet the attack took place in mid-November. Disgraceful.
[quote][p][bold]Lisacoote[/bold] wrote: Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have! Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.[/p][/quote]Same happened with the rapist in the BN last week. His picture was published yet the attack took place in mid-November. Disgraceful. boltonchap
  • Score: 0

6:43pm Thu 9 Jan 14

atlas123 says...

boltonchap wrote:
Lisacoote wrote:
Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have!
Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.
Same happened with the rapist in the BN last week. His picture was published yet the attack took place in mid-November. Disgraceful.
Chinese whispers eh!


It was a sexual assault not a rape
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lisacoote[/bold] wrote: Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have! Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.[/p][/quote]Same happened with the rapist in the BN last week. His picture was published yet the attack took place in mid-November. Disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Chinese whispers eh! It was a sexual assault not a rape atlas123
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

getajob123 says...

atlas123 wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Lisacoote wrote:
Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have!
Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.
Same happened with the rapist in the BN last week. His picture was published yet the attack took place in mid-November. Disgraceful.
Chinese whispers eh!


It was a sexual assault not a rape
Ahhhh


Then it's totally fine hey


Chinese whispers...... How about thick people like yourself ........ Much worse
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lisacoote[/bold] wrote: Disgusting no wonder people don't feel safe letting their kids out these days with these scumbags around if he's approaching 15 year olds what chance does and 8/9 year old have! Take your kids to karate, kick boxing anything that will protect them because its happening more and more often this and it's only gonna get worse with this government letting all and sundry in! We've got enough paedophiles of our own without letting them in from other countries too.[/p][/quote]Same happened with the rapist in the BN last week. His picture was published yet the attack took place in mid-November. Disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Chinese whispers eh! It was a sexual assault not a rape[/p][/quote]Ahhhh Then it's totally fine hey Chinese whispers...... How about thick people like yourself ........ Much worse getajob123
  • Score: 3

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