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Police investigate ‘attempted abduction’ incident in Camberwell

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a seven-year-old girl was grabbed by an unknown man on Mary Datchelor Close in Camberwell, SE5.

At around 5pm on Thursday, 22 October, the girl was walking near her mother on the pavement in Mary Datchelor Close when the man grabbed the girl, put her over his shoulder and carried her for around 100 metres before dropping her. The girl was not physically injured and the man made off on foot.

The suspect is described as a black man of stocky build. He was wearing a yellow sleeveless tabard over a black long-sleeved top with blue jeans. His approximate age is not known.

An urgent investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances. This includes enquiries to identify relevant CCTV footage.

Any witnesses who have yet to speak with police or anyone with dashcam footage or other information that may assist should call 101 reference Cad 5832/22Oct.