Blackbird Leys attempted abduction: police issue e-fit

Image caption The man is described as stocky, aged 30 to 40 and more than 6ft tall

Police have released an e-fit after a man attempted to abduct a young boy from an area of Oxford.

The boy had been playing outside a house in Blackbird Leys on Saturday when a man approached him.

The mother heard her son talking to someone and looked outside to find he had disappeared. The boy was found with the man one street away.

The man is described as stocky, white, aged between 30 and 40, over 6ft (1.82m) tall and with short dark hair.

He was wearing a white Nike t-shirt with a small blue tick on it and black jogging bottoms or jeans at the time, Thames Valley Police said.

The partner of the mother had run down the street from the property in Overbrook Gardens and saw the boy with the man at the junction of Three Corners Road, one street away.

Police said the partner then shouted at the man, who ran off towards Grenoble Road.

Ch Insp Cecilia Agger said: "During the school holidays and with the weather getting warmer children will be wanting to play outside.

"We are we are reminding parents to encourage them not to play alone but to stay in groups and under appropriate parental supervision."

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