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CCTV images released after attempted abduction in Asda car park

Worcester Editorial 25th Feb, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

POLICE want to speak to this man about an attempted abduction in Worcester at the weekend.

The incident happened about 7.15am on Sunday (February 23) when a woman was walking to work by taking a shortcut through the Asda car park in Lowesmoor.

She passed a man who was sat on a metal bicycle bar, who then followed her for a short distance before grabbing her from behind. He put his hand across the woman’s mouth and pushed her into a nearby bike rack and up against a wall.

The victim struggled and in a matter of seconds was released. The man ran off into St Martin’s Quarter.

He is described as having dark hair, wearing a baseball cap, a dark jacket or gilet, lighter long sleeved clothing underneath, jeans or trousers and white trainers.

Det Insp Andy Price said: “We do not know what the man’s motives were for assaulting the woman and we are thankful he has stopped it after just a few seconds.

“However, we are concerned this man could pose a serious risk to the public and we need to find him as soon as possible. We need to speak to him at the earliest opportunity because we believe he could play a central role in our investigation.”

Anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV images can contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

The footage has also been uploaded to Youtube and can be viewed at http://youtu.be/cguDEVGOits

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