Warning after man tried to force boy into van in Bourne

Lincolnshire Police.
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Tuesday 1.55pm: Parents in Bourne are being urged not to let their children out alone after a man tried to force an 11-year-old boy into a van this morning (2 December).

The victim was on his way to school between 8am and 8.30am when he was approached on the A15 North Road in Bourne.

After the incident the small black van was driven away along the A15, although it is not known which direction the van travelled.

Detective Inspector Pete Grayson said: “This is a worrying turn of events and we need to identify the van driver as soon as we can.

“In the meantime I would urge parents in the area to be aware of the whereabouts of their children and not to let them venture out alone.”

The offender is described as a white man aged in his mid to late 40s, around 6’0” tall, medium to heavy build, short dark brown spikey hair, with a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing a dark jacket and dark clothing.

Anyone with who witnessed any part of the incident or who has any information about who the man may be or who may have driven the van is asked to contact Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number quoting incident number 92 of 02/12/14. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111