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Schoolboy forced to fight off man in terrifying attempted abduction

A schoolboy has managed to fight off a man who tried to drag him into a van in a terrifying attempted abduction in Kingswood yesterday.

About 8am, a 12-year-old boy was riding his scooter along Second Avenue when a vehicle, described as a dark-coloured “postal” style van, slowed down next to him near a church.

The man then got out of the van and grabbed the boy’s arm, attempting to pull him into the vehicle.


The boy fought and managed to break free of the man and ran to school where he reported the incident.

Police then attended the youngsters school and began to patrol the area but officers were unable to locate the man or the van.

An investigation is underway and police would like to speak with a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 183cm tall with a large build and dark-coloured shaved hair and a long dark-coloured beard.

Shanee Dobeson
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