Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man tries to abduct schoolgirl in Southampton

A man attempted to abduct a Hampshire schoolgirl by trying to persuade her to get into his car, police have said.

The 11-year-old was in Basset Crescent West in Southampton on Friday morning when a black car pulled up and a man in his late 40s asked her to get in.

Hampshire police said the girl managed to get to a bus stop safely but was very distressed by what happened.

The man is about 5ft 7in tall with short hair and a full ginger beard. Police have appealed for witnesses.

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