Attempted abduction of teenage girl in Rugby

Police are hunting for a man following the attempted abduction of a teenage girl in Rugby last night (Friday)

Saturday, 5th November 2016, 3:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:51 pm
Police are appealing for information

Police were called shortly after 10.20pm yesterday following a report that a man attempted to abduct a 16-year-old girl on Holbrook Avenue, Rugby.

The girl was approached by a man who took hold of her by the arm and told her to go with him. She managed to get away from him and is safe and well.

The man is described as 5ft 5ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing dark clothing with a hood up and clothing covering his face. He left the area in a small hatchback car.

Detective Sergeant Sean Tonelli said: “This man has put the young girl through a frightening ordeal and we need to trace him. Fortunately these type of incidents are rare but there are extra patrols in the area while enquiries continue.”

Anyone who has any information should contact police on 101 asking for Rugby CID, quoting incident 545 of 4th November 2016.

If you want to give information but don’t want to give your name you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or use their anonymous online form at