Warn­ing over child ab­duc­tion

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY CHAR­LOTTE OLIVER

FAM­I­LIES IN Gold­ers Green have been told to take pre­cau­tions after a stranger at­tempted to abduct a child on Tues­day — the sec­ond in­ci­dent of its kind in the past week.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­mu­nity vol­un­teer se­cu­rity pa­trol, Shom­rim, a man tried to per­suade an eight-year-old boy into his car by of­fer­ing to drive him home. The boy ran away.

This fol­lowed a sim­i­lar in­ci­dent, be­lieved to in­volve the same man, last Fri­day.

“Po­lice have been work­ing with us,” said Shom­rim chief ex­ec­u­tive Gary Ost. “We are in the process of check­ing CCTV footage to find the ve­hi­cle. So far, there is one male sus­pect.”

Shom­rim has been ad­vis­ing lo­cal schools and par­ents over the need to be vig­i­lant.

“This does not mean that chil­dren should not go out or play out­side,” Mr Ost said. “We just want par­ents to make sure their chil­dren are aware of the dan­gers.”

A Metropoli­tan Po­lice spokesper­son said: “We are in­creas­ing pa­trols in the area and will be sup­port­ing the fam­i­lies, as well as in­ves­ti­gat­ing as far as we can.” 2 HOMENEWS 19 COM­MU­NITY 26 WORLD 28 SO­CIAL & PER­SONAL 30 LEADER& Moscow City Court rules that Mr Neustadt had il­le­gally kept the boys in Rus­sia and was in breach of UK High Court Or­ders. This land­mark case is the first to in­voke the 1996 Hague

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