Following yesterday’s warning from local police to be vigilant regarding a couple of suspected attempted child abduction incidents in Little Bloxwich, Walsall Police yesterday made two arrests and issued the following statement on Facebook (Wednesday 15th June 2016):
We have arrested two people after reports of attempted child abductions in the Walsall area during the last week.
Officers stopped a van believed to be connected to the incidents in Bloxwich yesterday afternoon and a 53-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of attempted child abduction. They have since been released on police bail with strict conditions while enquiries continue.
We are trying to determine the circumstances of the incidents to establish if a crime has taken place or was intended.
Meanwhile we would urge parents to be vigilant and remind their children of the stranger danger message.
For more information see: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/…/kee…/staying-safe-away-from-home/
The police are still investigating, so if you have any information, do speak to the police – you can contact West Midlands Police by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.