E-fit released following attempted abduction in Beckenham Lane

PUBLISHED: 09:57 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 09:57 22 March 2018

The suspect has been described as a white man, aged in his early 40s Picture: Met Police

The suspect has been described as a white man, aged in his early 40s Picture: Met Police


Police are investigating an attempted abduction in Beckenham Lane on March 5, and have released an e-fit of the suspect.

Officers were called at around 09.35am on Monday, March 5, following a report of the attempted abduction of a child approximately ten minutes earlier, where a man tried to persuade a ten-year-old girl to get into his car, before she ran away.

The suspect has been described as a white man, aged in his early 40s.

He is believed to have been wearing a light brown blazer, white shirt, orange tie, grey trousers and black shoes, and was driving a dark-coloured vehicle.

Det Sgt Gary Bladon, from Bromley CID, said: “Firstly, I would like to reassure the public that incidents like this are few and far between and do not happen often.

“We now have an e-fit of the suspect and would urge anyone who recognises the man to contact us as soon as possible.

“He was wearing distinctive clothing which may jog people’s memories.

“Likewise, if you were in the surrounding area and think you saw this man or a vehicle fitting this description, please contact police on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Last week police stated that the investigation into this attempted abduction had concluded, but have since stated that this was incorrect, and should have related to another alleged incident on March 13, which police have received an explanation for and are satisfied that there was no offence.

There have been no arrests and enquiries continue for the incident on March 5.

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