Derbyshire police issue warning to parents after child abduction attempt

Parents have been warned to be vigilant after a man allegedly tried to abduct a boy in Eckington.

Police say at around 3.30pm on Tuesday a boy was approached near the One Stop in West Street by a man who grabbed him on the arm and asked the boy to come with him.

The man is described as white, approximately 50-years-old, 5ft 5in tall with a goatee beard and brown short hair. He was wearing a green top and blue jeans.

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St Giles Church of England School, in Killamarsh, said on social media: “There was an attempted abduction of a year seven boy from Eckington, near the One Stop shop in West Street. Police are aware. Please reinforce saftey precautions and stranger danger with your children.”

If you have any information call PC Matt Moore on 101 quoting incident number 169 of 8 March and incident number 607 of 6 March, respectively.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.