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Extra police patrols in Richmond after man 'grabbed child', 10, in Petersham Meadows
Police are investigating an attempted abduction after a schoolgirl was grabbed by a man.
Officers said the 10-year-old girl was cycling to school along the towpath near Petersham Meadows in Richmond when a man followed her then grabbed her arm.
Police said the girl escaped on her bike uninjured at about 8am on Wednesday, September 18.
A woman was also on the towpath at the time and police are investigating the possibility she was with the man.
There has been no arrest at this stage.
Police said extra patrols were in place in the area.
Any witnesses who have not yet spoken to the police should contact Detective Constable Byron or Detective Inspector Long on 020 8721 5931 / 5881 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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