Police investigating possible abduction attempt on young girl in Sussex

Stock image of Lewes.

Police are investigating a potential abduction attempt on a 12-year-old girl in Lewes yesterday afternoon (Tuesday, 15).

Officers said they received reports the young girl had been approached by a man with a van in the Prince Edward Road area.

He was reported to have tried pulling her into his van, but she ran off unhurt, according to police.

A number of local schools have since been circulating caution messages on social media.

Police said enquiries are still being made in order to establish the full circumstances.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 356 of 16/10.