Woman approached in Brierley Hill by man asking to buy baby

Police are investigating a report of a man trying to buy a baby on The Promenade in Brierley Hill at around 8:30am on Tuesday 11 May.

It is understood a woman was approached while she was walking with a pram on the street by a man who asked to buy her baby. 

The man then blocked the woman’s path and tried to unbuckle the baby’s restraints. The mother intervened, turning the pushchair around and pushing the man away before leaving the scene. 

The baby and mother were fortunately not hurt during the incident and officers would like to reassure people there have been no similar reports in the area, at this stage it's believed to be an isolated incident and police are working to track down the man involved. Local officers are making CCTV enquiries and patrols have been increased in the surrounding area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact officers using live chat at west-midlands.police.uk (between 8am and midnight) by calling 101 anytime or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

Please quote crime reference number 20/200655/21.


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