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Hunt for women who rescued girl from kidnap attempt

PUBLISHED: 14:31 21 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:33 21 January 2015

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Pair intervened when man tried to get teenager into car

Police are looking for two women who intervened to prevent what appears to have been an attempted abduction last week.

The pair came to the rescue of a 14-year-old girl in Turpington Lane, Orpington, just before 3.30pm last Wednesday when a man pulled up beside her and threatened her in a bid to get her into the car.

The women, who were waiting at a nearby bus stop, threatened the man and told him to leave the girl alone.

The incident happened near the bus stop by Brosse Way and the man, who was in a silver saloon, drove off towards Bromley Common.

Detective Constable John Farthing said: “The women stopped this potentially escalating into a much more serious incident.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Farthing at Bromley Police CID on 101, or Crimestoppers free and anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 26-year-old minicab driver was arrested on Friday on suspicion of attempted kidnap. He has been released on police bail until next month.

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