Girl, 12, escapes Heywood abduction attempt

Manchester Road, Heywood Image copyright Google
Image caption The girl was walking along Manchester Road in Heywood when she was approached by a man in a car

A 12-year-old girl fled after a man tried to abduct her as she walked home, Greater Manchester Police said.

She was walking along Manchester Road in Heywood when a car pulled up alongside her at 15:25 BST on Thursday.

Police said the driver then wound down the window and shouted: "Get it in the car. I don't want to say it again - get in the car!"

She managed to run back to her school, and police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The driver is described as Asian, aged between 30 and 40, with a moustache, stubble, shaved black hair and bushy black eyebrows.

He was driving a small, dirty, white car.

PC Andrew Brown said: "The young girl was thankfully unharmed, but was left understandably shaken by the incident.

"People should be vigilant and keep an eye out for a vehicle and driver matching the above description in the Heywood area."

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