Police hunt man after a child was nearly snatched away from her mother in a terrifying incident
Wednesday 13th May 2015 @ 11:54 by Max Wieland
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A man’s tried to kidnap a toddler in Hyde.

TERRIFYING INCIDENT: Police are hunting a man who walked in the direction of Hyde Market Place after the attempted abduction.

TERRIFYING INCIDENT: Police are hunting a man who walked in the direction of Hyde Market Place after the attempted abduction.

At around 2.20pm on Monday afternoon (May 11), a mother and her two-year-old daughter were walking down Market Street.

They were approached by a man, who crouched down in front of the little girl and started talking to them both.

He then picked the child up and began walking off quickly with her towards the market.

The mother said she was terrified as she ran to grab her little girl from him.

The man then walked away in the direction of Market Place.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses with any information about the incident to come forward.

The man is described as Indian, approximately 5ft 11in tall, of slim build with dark, short hair and with possibly a receding hairline.

He is also described as having brown stained teeth and believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s. He is thought to have been wearing blue jeans with gold studs around the rear pockets and a pink and white horizontally striped polo shirt.

Detective Constable Anna Barker based at Hyde police station, said: “Clearly this is a disturbing incident and I know members of the public will be worried when they hear news of this taking place.

“If there are any witnesses that saw this man after he walked off through the market place, or if you recognise him from the description as he was wearing a very distinctive jumper, then please get in touch with us so we can identify this offender as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Hyde police station on 0161 856 9484 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.