Schoolgirl Escapes Abduction in Oldham

30 November 2011, 16:47 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A 14-year-old girl escaped from a car after she was abducted in Oldham. She was dragged into the vehicle by a man on Werneth Hall Road.

A 14-year-old girl escaped from a car after she was abducted in Oldham.

At around 2.30pm on Sunday 20 November 2011, the victim was walking home along Werneth Hall Road.

As she reached Kensington Road, a blue Renault Megane pulled up in front of her and a man got out.

He told her to walk to him but when she refused, he gripped her wrist, pulled her towards him and put her in the front passenger seat of his car before driving off.

The man stopped in the car park of Alexandra Park before the victim managed to open the door and run off.

The victim phoned family who alerted the police.

The man is described as being Asian, of large build, in his 30s, around 5ft 5in tall and he was balding.  He had distinctive black spots around the lower part of his face.  He wore a black jacket , a grey cap and spoke with a local accent.

Now police have issued an efit of the offender.

Detective Constable Simon Moyles from Oldham CID said: “Thankfully the victim escaped unharmed but she and her family have been left shaken by the ordeal.

“Understandably, residents will be concerned about this incident but I can assure them that we are working very hard to catch the offender and cases like this are rare.

“The description of the man is detailed and I would urge anyone who recognises the image  to contact police as soon as possible.”