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Police appeal as two girls escape abduction in Mottram
Tuesday 16th August 2016 @ 14:49 by Adam Higgins
Two 15-year-old girls were the victims of an attempted kidnap by three men in Mottram in the early hours of Monday morning.
At around 1am on August 15, the girls were sat on a bench at the junction of Back Moor and Mottram Moor when they were approached by a silver Vauxhall Astra.
Three men got out of the car and one of them briefly spoke with the girls, who became scared and ran off to hide in nearby ginnel.
The men began looking for the girls, who ran past one of the men stood at the bottom of the ginnel and managed to escape as he tried to grab one of them.
It’s believed the men – who were all of Asian appearance – drove off in the direction of Glossop.

The first man, who stood at the bottom of the ginnel, is described as in his early 20’s, approximately 6ft tall and wearing a thick black jacket and a red baseball cap.

The second man is described as an Asian man in his early 20’s, approximately 5ft 11in tall and wearing a grey or white tracksuit.

The third man is described simply as an Asian man in his early 20’s with black hair.

Detective Constable Wayne Marshall, of GMP’s Tameside borough, said: “This incident left the two girls absolutely terrified and we now have officers providing them with support.
“This is obviously quite a worrying set of circumstances and we have launched a full investigation.
“If anybody witnessed the incident or has any information then please contact police immediately.”
Anybody with information should contact police on 101, quoting incident number 154 of 15/08/16, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.