Girl approached in Grays

Mick Ferris
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Police are investigating an incident which took place in Long Lane, Grays, at 7.15am this morning, Wednesday April 26. 

A girl reported being approach by a man in a black van, who then tried to bring her into his vehicle.

She was not harmed and was able to leave the area.

Officers are investigating the circumstances around the incident and carrying out house-to-house enquiries and viewing CCTV in the area.

Temporary Chief Inspector Tony Atkin, Thurrock district commander, said: “I know this incident will cause the community concern. I would ask the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to us.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam or doorbell footage of it can contact police by submitting a report on the website: or by using the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively, you can call 101.

Please cite incident 237 of April 26.

Mick Ferris

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