Police appeal following an incident in Lower Gornal

Police are investigating an incident on Ellowes Road which took place on Wednesday morning.

A 14-year-old girl was approached by a man in a black car, possibly a Seat, at around 9.20am. The driver, a white man in his 30s, grabbed her arm and pulled her towards the car.

At present the circumstances are unclear - the teenager had an expensive bag and officers are not ruling out robbery as a possible motive.

The investigation is ongoing and officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and those with information regarding the suspect vehicle and driver to come forward. Inspector Andy Pugh said:

“We understand incidents like are a cause for concern. I’d like to assure the local community that we’re increasing patrols and liaising with local schools to make sure people feel safe. I’d ask children and parents alike to remain vigilant and aware of personal safety."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk anytime between 8am − midnight, or call 101 anytime. To remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote crime number 20DY/67926F/19.


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