Reports of attempted abduction in Portishead

December 21 2018
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Police have been investigating reports of an alleged attempted abduction in Portishead.

An image of a white van was shared widely on various Facebook groups after a mother took to social media to warn others that her son had been approached by the driver.

The incident is reported to have happened in Harbour Road by Mike’s Bikes around 7pm on December 1.

According to the Facebook post, the boy, aged 12, was asked if he wanted a lift and was told that his parents had asked the driver to collect him.

The mother described her son as being “shaken up” by the incident.

A spokesperson from the Neighbourhood Police Team, said: “We are fully aware of the allegations made and are currently investigating the van and gathering evidence.

“We have been keeping the family updated and they are happy with the response so far.”

If you were in the area at that time and saw anything suspicious, please contact 101. 

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