South Scotland

Man tries to get girl into car in Kelloholm

Police are attempting to trace a driver who tried to get a 12-year-old girl into his car in Dumfries and Galloway.

The girl was walking home in Kelloholm at about 20:30 on Friday when the man pulled up at the junction of Birkburn Road and Auchengower Drive.

The man, who was in a dark blue car, shouted and swore at the girl, telling her to get into the vehicle. She ran off to her grandparents' home nearby.

The man was in his 40s, had short dark hair and was wearing dark clothes.

He spoke with a Scottish accent.

Anyone with information should contact Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary.

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