Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Attempted abduction of boy, eight, in Basingstoke

A man who tried to abduct an eight-year-old boy while he was playing with friends near his home in Hampshire is being sought by police.

The child was playing hide and seek near his home in Winklebury when the man grabbed him by the arm.

Police said the boy did not recognise the man and managed to run off.

The incident happened at 1820 BST on Sunday. The man is described as aged between 20 and 30, of medium build and about 5ft 10in.

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