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Milton Keynes attempted abductions warning

Parents in a Buckinghamshire town have been warned by police about a man who has tried to abduct young boys.

Detectives believe two out of four attempted abductions in Milton Keynes over the past 10 days are linked.

Extra patrols are being put on in the south east area of the town and schools were advised to warn pupils of the danger.

Police have issued an e-fit picture of a man driving a white van who they are linking to two of the incidents.

Leaflets have been handed out to reassure the public.

The first attempted abduction was on 6 June at 1800 BST when a 13-year-old boy was approached by a man driving a white van in Walton Road, Middleton.

Pointed ears

The man asked him to get into the van but the boy ran off.

Three days later, on the 9 June at 1630 BST, a 10-year-old boy was approached in Lichfield Drive, Walnut Tree, by a man in a blue van with a white bonnet.

He asked the boy to get in the vehicle but again the boy ran off.

The man in both cases was aged between 30 and 40 years old and skinny with a double chin.

He was described as having red spots on his neck and pointed ears.

His white van was dirty and may have had a VW badge.

'Very worrying'

The other two cases have different descriptions of the man and the van.

They both happened on Wednesday.

They were reported by four boys playing in Plaistow Crescent, Monkston Park, and a boy cycling in Kelling Way, Middleton.

Det Ch Insp Justin Fletcher, of Thames Valley Police, said: "The first two incidents are very similar. The next two are quite different.

"It is very worrying and we are putting everything we can into solving the case."

He urged parents to keep an eye on their children and make sure they knew where they were.

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