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Boy Approached By Man In Dorset

Dorset Police Car At Night

1:05pm 18th September 2014

Dorset Police believe an attempt by a man to entice a young boy into his car in Sturminster Newton yesterday may be linked to an attack on a child in Sherborne last Friday.

In the latest incident a 9-year-old boy was approach by a man trying to lure him into an orange Ford Fiesta or Focus car in Sturminster Newton at about 5.15 pm at the base of Rabin Hill. The boy declined and walked away. The man then drove off.

The driver was described as white, in his mid-twenties, of skinny build with brown hair and a beard. He was wearing a black sweat shirt.

Detective Constable Tony O'Connell, of Western CID, said: "We are investigating the incident.

"Witnesses and anyone with information about the incident should contact Dorset Police.

"I would like to remind parents and children to be vigilant and to report any concerns to the police on 101."

No arrests have been made.

Last Friday a 10-year-old boy was grabbed by a man in Sherborne.

Detectives told Wessex FM the incident happened around 7pm last Friday, near a park along Bristol Road.

It's reported that boy was grabbed by the scruff of the neck by an unknown man - before he pulled himself free and ran home.

Then, Detective Constable O'Connell said, "In particular, I am keen to talk to the owner of a black car that was seen nearby at the time as this motorist may have information that may help with my investigation."

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