UPDATE: Attempted child abduction in Sowerby Bridge


Inquiries are continuing after an eight-year-old girl, who was playing in Edward Street, Sowerby Bridge, was approached by the driver of a black van.

Police have now confirmed the time as slightly later than originally reported and that was between 5.50 and 6 pm on Tuesday.

The driver pulled up alongside her and invited her into the vehicle to see some teddies. The young girl ran away.

Police are keen to trace the driver who is described as Asian, around 38-years-old, with a skinny face and dark hair. He was wearing a red t-shirt with yellow writing. The registration plate began with the letter Y.

Anyone who has any information about the incident should call DS Terry O’Keeffe on 01422 337029.