Masked man child snatch a 'prank'

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A MASKED man who attempted to grab a 10-year-old girl in Great Sankey did so as part of a ‘prank’, say police.

Chf Insp Jon Ward said the person who apparently tried to grab the school girl outside of Barrowhall Lane Primary School was involved in a ‘inappropriate and nonsensical prank'.

He said: “There have been inaccurate rumours circulating in the community and on social networking sites regarding this incident.

“We have stepped up patrols in the area and have spoken to the nearby schools and residents.

“As part of the ongoing investigation we are exploring the possibility that this incident may have been an inappropriate and nonsensical 'prank'.

“I would ask the individual responsible to come forward and speak to officers to help resolve this issue.

“We are keeping an open mind and continue to investigate the incident and appeal for anyone with any information to contact police.”

The girl was walking near to Mayfair Close and Barrowhall Lane at 3.40pm on Monday, November 5, when officers say a masked man, around 6ft tall and wearing dark clothing, tried to grab her.

Parents in the Great Sankey and Penketh area were then sent texts and e-mails to warn of the attempted ‘snatch’.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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12:16pm Wed 14 Nov 12

moleogod says...

so was the girl in on the so called prank or did this guy just think it would be funny to pretend to try and abduct a young girl. its not very clear?
so was the girl in on the so called prank or did this guy just think it would be funny to pretend to try and abduct a young girl. its not very clear? moleogod
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1:57pm Wed 14 Nov 12

old-codger says...

Masked man child snatch a 'prank'.......“ As part of the ongoing investigation we are exploring the possibility that this incident may have been an inappropriate and nonsensical 'prank'. ......

So it MAY have been a prank but it MAY not have been, What sort of a report is that..........
Masked man child snatch a 'prank'.......“ As part of the ongoing investigation we are exploring the possibility that this incident may have been an inappropriate and nonsensical 'prank'. ...... So it MAY have been a prank but it MAY not have been, What sort of a report is that.......... old-codger
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4:45am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

How can the police say with such confidence that he tried to grab the girl as a prank and yet they have not spoken to him and do not even know who he was, as of yet?
How can the police say with such confidence that he tried to grab the girl as a prank and yet they have not spoken to him and do not even know who he was, as of yet? Cleopatra
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4:48am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

How can the police say with such confidence that the masked man tried to grab the girl as a prank not having yet spokento him or even know who he was?
How can the police say with such confidence that the masked man tried to grab the girl as a prank not having yet spokento him or even know who he was? Cleopatra
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4:52am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

How can the police say with such confidence that the masked man tried to grab the girl as a prank and yet they still haven't spoken with him or even know who he was?
How can the police say with such confidence that the masked man tried to grab the girl as a prank and yet they still haven't spoken with him or even know who he was? Cleopatra
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4:54am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

How are the police able to say with such confidence that the masked man attempted to grab the girl as a prank yet they still haven't spoken to him or even know who he was?
How are the police able to say with such confidence that the masked man attempted to grab the girl as a prank yet they still haven't spoken to him or even know who he was? Cleopatra
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8:26am Thu 15 Nov 12

SickAndTired2 says...

I think you've made your point Cleopatra..
I think you've made your point Cleopatra.. SickAndTired2
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8:41am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

Where the fook did all those come from?
Each time I hit the submit button it said my comment had been accepted but it never appeared, even after doing a restart, until the first comment, my final attempt, did appear.
Where the fook did all those come from? Each time I hit the submit button it said my comment had been accepted but it never appeared, even after doing a restart, until the first comment, my final attempt, did appear. Cleopatra
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1:02pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Devs1979 says...

Just had a report of another attempted abduction, it was in todays school news letter. Same guy ??
Just had a report of another attempted abduction, it was in todays school news letter. Same guy ?? Devs1979
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3:07pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Cleopatra says...

Devs1979 wrote:
Just had a report of another attempted abduction, it was in todays school news letter. Same guy ??
Was it another attempted abduction? If you are referring to the report I have just read on here re a man walking behind a boy and a girl, there was nothing to suggest that it was an attempted abduction. He could have just been walking in the same direction.
[quote][p][bold]Devs1979[/bold] wrote: Just had a report of another attempted abduction, it was in todays school news letter. Same guy ??[/p][/quote]Was it another attempted abduction? If you are referring to the report I have just read on here re a man walking behind a boy and a girl, there was nothing to suggest that it was an attempted abduction. He could have just been walking in the same direction. Cleopatra
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3:22pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Devs1979 says...

The school was where i got the information from ! I have not seen any report on the matter. It was obviously serious enough for the schools to contact parents regarding the matter
The school was where i got the information from ! I have not seen any report on the matter. It was obviously serious enough for the schools to contact parents regarding the matter Devs1979
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11:20am Sun 18 Nov 12

old-codger says...

If WG didnt have so many flaming pop ups coming on all the time comments wouldnt be repeated three or four times, There is advertising and then there are pop ups, Pop ups are a pest and NOBODY reads them anyway.
If WG didnt have so many flaming pop ups coming on all the time comments wouldnt be repeated three or four times, There is advertising and then there are pop ups, Pop ups are a pest and NOBODY reads them anyway. old-codger
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