Search for witness to alleged attempted abduction of girl, 10

06:41 24 September 2013

Police are searching for a woman who spoke to a man who has since been charged with an attempted abduction of a child in Richmond.

A 10-year-old girl was cycling to school along a towpath near to Petersham Meadows when she was followed by a man.

He grabbed her arm, but the girl was able to get away on her bike and was uninjured.

A 36-year-old man has since been charged with several offences and is currently remanded in custody to crown court.

Police are keen to speak to a woman who was also on the towpath at the time of the offence.

She is described as Asian, with a long face, possible double chin, blue eyes and black hair. She is aged approximately in her 30s and was wearing green or blue coloured knee length coat, a grey “Eastpak” back pack and was possibly barefoot or wearing flip flops.

The incident happened at around 8am on September 18.

TDC Alex Staggs, the officer in the case, said: “We are appealing to this unidentified woman to contact us.

“We are also appealing to anyone who was in the area of the towpath near to Petersham Meadows in Richmond on September 18 that may have seen this woman, or who knows of her whereabouts, to contact us.”

Anyone with information call police on 020 8721 5932 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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