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Witness appeal launched after man attempts to push teenage girl into his car

Kieran Bell

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UPDATE: Sunday, August 26. 3:28pm: 

Police have said they believe this incident could be linked with another which saw an 83-year-old sexually assaulted on her own driveway. 

They have released an image of a man who may have vital information about both incidents.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Christina Berenger, said: “We believe that these two incidents could be linked, and that the man in this image could have vital information about both of them.

“I understand that there will be concern in the community about these offences, but I would like to reassure people that we are conducting a full and thorough investigation.

“There will be an increased police presence in both areas while our investigation continues. If you have any questions or concerns, please approach one of our officers.

“I would like to ask anyone who recognises this man, or who has any information about his whereabouts, to please get in touch.

“If you witnessed either of these incidents, or have any information which you think could be relevant to our investigation, I would also like to hear from you.

“Anyone with any details should call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference 700 (24/8).”

You can also make a report online, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a suspicious incident in Slough which saw a man attempt to push a teenage girl into his car. 

It happened between 2:15pm and 2:45pm yesterday (August 24), at the junction of Salisbury Avenue and Essex Avenue. 

A man - driving a grey Ford Mondeo - asked a 15 year-old girl for directions before proceeding to ask her to input them into his sat-nav, inviting her towards the car.

The man then attempted to push the victim into the car after opening the drivers door.

The victim then screamed and pushed against the car. The offender pushed her into the road and drove off towards Farnham Road. 

The victim was not injured. 

Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Christina Berenger said: "I would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw anything suspicious, or a vehicle matching this description, to get in touch. 

"If you have any information, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101."

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online. 

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