Man tries to entice boy, 12, into car in York

St Mark's Grove in York, looking towards Rawcliffe Rec. Photograph © Google Street View
24 Jan 2017 @ 10.50 am
| Crime, News

A man tried to entice a 12-year-old boy into his car in York, police have revealed.

The incident happened on St Mark’s Grove in Rawcliffe between 5.25pm and 5.35pm on Wednesday January 11.

The boy was walking home from St Mark’s Church on Howard Drive towards the Rawcliffe Rec when a large black vehicle, possibly a people carrier, appeared alongside the boy.

A man who was driving the car attempted to persuade the boy to get into the vehicle. Thankfully the boy did not get in the car and ran away.

A police spokeswoman said:

Although we believe this is an isolated incident our advice is to always remain vigilant and never get into a car with a stranger.

We are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public’s assistance to help determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

Detectives are particularly interested in information about the possible make and model of the car, the description of the driver and any passengers that were in the car, and which direction the vehicle went.

If you can help, please contact police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Nikki Jackson
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Email Nikki Jackson here
Quote reference number 12170005941