Police warning after stranger attempts to lure SheffieldÂ schoolgirl into car
A police warning has been issued after a stranger attempted to lure a Sheffield schoolgirl into his van.
The man pulled alongside a 13-year-old girl as she was walkingÂ along Owlthorpe Greenway, Sothall, at around 8pm on Monday, September 10.
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He then reportedly asked the girl to get into his van.
When she refused to get in he drove off towards Rother Valley Country Park.
The man was in a small, small car-derived van.
He was black, inÂ his 50s and had a long, curly, greyingÂ beard.
He was also wearing a blue headscarf.Â Anyone who may have seen theÂ vehicle along that road or in Sothall area that night should call South Yorkshire Police onÂ 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 901 ofÂ September 10.