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Man arrested in Rochford abduction attempt inquiry

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A man has been arrested in connection with the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl in Essex.
The incident happened on Ashcombe street, near its junction with Holt Farm Way, in Rochford, on 30 July.
The girl was walking towards shops when a man grabbed her, held a gloved hand over her mouth and threatened her with a knife.
The arrested man, aged in his 40s, was bailed to return to Southend police station on 13 December.
The girl managed to kick out at the man and run away.

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