Renewed appeal after teenage girl grabbed in Aveley

Mick Ferris

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to an incident in Aveley last month.

Police received a call shortly after 5.25pm on Wednesday November 24 reporting that a teenage girl had been grabbed by a man on Stifford Road around 15 minutes earlier.

The man was described as wearing a dark coloured hoodie and blue jeans, and may have been travelling on a push bike prior to the incident.

A 32-year old local man was arrested on Wednesday December 8 in connection with the offence, on suspicion of kidnapping.

He has since been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote crime reference 42/272935/21.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Mick Ferris

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