Update on Police Warning
Please see news item. 20.12.12.
Havant man arrested in connection with two attempted abductions
Police have this morning (December 20) arrested a 49-year-old man from Havant on suspicion of two attempted abductions in Havant
The man is currently in police custody and is being questioned by detectives in connection with these two incidents.
The first incident happened in Leigh Park at 1.50pm on December 18, when a 12-year-old girl was grabbed from behind in ‘yellow brick road’, which runs between Purbrook Way and Middle Park Way.
In a similar incident, a man attempted to grab an 11-year-old boy in Southleigh Road, Emsworth, at about 8.30am on December 19.
Police would like to remind the public that nobody has been charged or convicted of these incidents at this time and detectives continue to investigate active lines of enquiry.
Police would ask the public to remain alert, but not alarmed, and to ask parents to continue to remind their children of the stranger danger message and to report any incidents to us.
Increased police patrols continue to be stepped up to reassure the local communities.
Anyone who may have witnessed either incident or has any information is asked to call Waterlooville CID on 101. Alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.