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Urgent child abducted in black VW police launch urgent appeal

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A child abducted is believed to be aged six or seven years old.

Police have launched an urgent appeal after the child was snatched from the street in Redhill, Surrey.

Surrey Police launched an urgent appeal after the child was forced into the back of a Black VW.

Police found the child’s bike laid on the floor at 5pm following reports of the abduction.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: “A member of the public reported seeing the child taken into the van at 4.43pm today in Redstone Hill.

“The van then left the area.”

Police are becoming extremely worried as there have been no reports of a missing child.

Police shared an image of an abandoned bicycle at the scene.


Superintendent Bex Smith from Surrey Police said: “This is an incident we are taking extremely seriously and are asking for anyone with any information regarding the child, the van or what happened to come forward.

“If you were in the area, perhaps commuting to or from Redhill train station at the time please get in touch with us if you saw anything suspicious.

“At this stage we are not ruling out a number of options, including whether the child and the person in the van know each other.”

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police and quote Operation Bigfoot.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood is the editor and news reporter covering national and international news crime and policing news. Tweet your news and views to @TrevSherwoodPH

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