CCTV still of car police want to trace
Dated: 27 Jun 2011
Police investigating an incident in Sunderland where a man grabbed a girl and pulled her towards a car have released CCTV stills of the car they'd like to trace.
It happened on Sunday, June 19, at around 11pm, when a 13-year-old girl was walking alone along Barnes Park Road near to the junction with Hurstwood Road when she was approached by a man who got out of a car.
The man grabbed the girl and pulled her towards the car but she was able to break free and run off. He then drove off heading north on Barnes Park Road. The girl was not injured.
Officers are also keen for a number of key witnesses to contact them. Just before 11pm two men were walking along Barnes Park Road, in the direction of Ormonde Street, just behind them was a man on a skateboard. Officers investigating the incident believe the car would've passed the men.
Anyone with any information should contact Northumbria Police on 03456 043 043 ext 69191. Or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.