Hunt for man who tried to trick schoolboy into his car

Halstead Gazette: Hunt for man who tried to trick schoolboy into his car Hunt for man who tried to trick schoolboy into his car

Police have appealed for information following concerns about a man who approached schoolboy on the Greenstead estate in Colchester. 

The 10-year-old boy was cycling in Forest Road at about 4.15pm on Monday when a man driving a blue car stopped and invited him into the vehicle.

The boy immediately rode home and told his parents who contacted police.

Anyone with information about the car driver, who was described as being white, aged about 40-50, and with grey hair and grey stubble, should contact the investigating officer Pc Joanne Barlow at Colchester police station on 101.

 

 

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2:33pm Thu 26 Jun 14

KazzyM says...

If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?
If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe? KazzyM
  • Score: 60

4:14pm Thu 26 Jun 14

rjwlee says...

KazzyM wrote:
If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?
It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.
[quote][p][bold]KazzyM[/bold] wrote: If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?[/p][/quote]It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days. rjwlee
  • Score: 10

4:15pm Thu 26 Jun 14

graham1983 says...

My thoughts exactly!
My thoughts exactly! graham1983
  • Score: 2

4:29pm Thu 26 Jun 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

rjwlee wrote:
KazzyM wrote:
If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?
It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.
No. I don't think I can even begin to understand why it took four days.

I understand that it took four days, because that is what is apparently factually correct. But I certainly do not understand WHY THAT SHOULD BE SO. That is an entirely different matter!

KazzyM makes a very good point.
[quote][p][bold]rjwlee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KazzyM[/bold] wrote: If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?[/p][/quote]It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.[/p][/quote]No. I don't think I can even begin to understand why it took four days. I understand that it took four days, because that is what is apparently factually correct. But I certainly do not understand WHY THAT SHOULD BE SO. That is an entirely different matter! KazzyM makes a very good point. OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 12

5:22pm Thu 26 Jun 14

jut1972 says...

With all the increased police presence in Greenstead surely anything serious should be treated as top priority.
With all the increased police presence in Greenstead surely anything serious should be treated as top priority. jut1972
  • Score: 9

5:44pm Thu 26 Jun 14

IpsumDelor says...

This happened in the general vicinity of a murder in an area of the town that is crawling with police, and where there were potential suspects caught on CCTV that the police still want to talk to, yet they didn't take a statement straight away?

Unbelievable!
This happened in the general vicinity of a murder in an area of the town that is crawling with police, and where there were potential suspects caught on CCTV that the police still want to talk to, yet they didn't take a statement straight away? Unbelievable! IpsumDelor
  • Score: 11

9:15pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Misty4 says...

OMPITA wrote:
rjwlee wrote:
KazzyM wrote:
If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?
It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.
No. I don't think I can even begin to understand why it took four days.

I understand that it took four days, because that is what is apparently factually correct. But I certainly do not understand WHY THAT SHOULD BE SO. That is an entirely different matter!

KazzyM makes a very good point.
I disagree. Excuse me for saying so but I think KazzyM comes across as being a little hysterical. The police have to check things out and take statements, as well as establishing that the incident actually happened. There would be no point in causing mass panic on and around the Greenstead Estate, especially in light of recent events, only to find that the little lad was being less than truthful. In this case it appears that the incident did actually happen and the police have issued a warning, which is as it should be,
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rjwlee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KazzyM[/bold] wrote: If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?[/p][/quote]It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.[/p][/quote]No. I don't think I can even begin to understand why it took four days. I understand that it took four days, because that is what is apparently factually correct. But I certainly do not understand WHY THAT SHOULD BE SO. That is an entirely different matter! KazzyM makes a very good point.[/p][/quote]I disagree. Excuse me for saying so but I think KazzyM comes across as being a little hysterical. The police have to check things out and take statements, as well as establishing that the incident actually happened. There would be no point in causing mass panic on and around the Greenstead Estate, especially in light of recent events, only to find that the little lad was being less than truthful. In this case it appears that the incident did actually happen and the police have issued a warning, which is as it should be, Misty4
  • Score: -1

10:37pm Thu 26 Jun 14

IpsumDelor says...

Misty4 wrote:
OMPITA wrote:
rjwlee wrote:
KazzyM wrote:
If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?
It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.
No. I don't think I can even begin to understand why it took four days.

I understand that it took four days, because that is what is apparently factually correct. But I certainly do not understand WHY THAT SHOULD BE SO. That is an entirely different matter!

KazzyM makes a very good point.
I disagree. Excuse me for saying so but I think KazzyM comes across as being a little hysterical. The police have to check things out and take statements, as well as establishing that the incident actually happened. There would be no point in causing mass panic on and around the Greenstead Estate, especially in light of recent events, only to find that the little lad was being less than truthful. In this case it appears that the incident did actually happen and the police have issued a warning, which is as it should be,
I disagree and find your comments somewhat naive. Any time an attempted abduction of a child is reported to the police it should be brought to the public's attention as fast as possible, not days later. And it usually is, but for some reason not this time. The most important thing is to ensure that the public are alerted to the possible danger whilst the child's story is checked out, and especially so in an area where a murder has just been committed and the killer is still at large.
[quote][p][bold]Misty4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rjwlee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KazzyM[/bold] wrote: If this happened on Monday why wait 3 days to bring it to the notice of the public????? If local residents aren't informed immediately about incidents like this then how are we supposed to keep our kids safe?[/p][/quote]It was reported straight away. The police were flagged down and they said there is nothing they can do about it, and it had to be reported to the station and someone will come and take a statment, and they didn't come out straight away what with all the murders going on, so by the time they came out and processed the statment, and released the details to the media, you can understand why it took 4 days.[/p][/quote]No. I don't think I can even begin to understand why it took four days. I understand that it took four days, because that is what is apparently factually correct. But I certainly do not understand WHY THAT SHOULD BE SO. That is an entirely different matter! KazzyM makes a very good point.[/p][/quote]I disagree. Excuse me for saying so but I think KazzyM comes across as being a little hysterical. The police have to check things out and take statements, as well as establishing that the incident actually happened. There would be no point in causing mass panic on and around the Greenstead Estate, especially in light of recent events, only to find that the little lad was being less than truthful. In this case it appears that the incident did actually happen and the police have issued a warning, which is as it should be,[/p][/quote]I disagree and find your comments somewhat naive. Any time an attempted abduction of a child is reported to the police it should be brought to the public's attention as fast as possible, not days later. And it usually is, but for some reason not this time. The most important thing is to ensure that the public are alerted to the possible danger whilst the child's story is checked out, and especially so in an area where a murder has just been committed and the killer is still at large. IpsumDelor
  • Score: 7

2:20am Fri 27 Jun 14

Boris says...

From Monday afternoon to Thursday afternoon is three days, not four.
From Monday afternoon to Thursday afternoon is three days, not four. Boris
  • Score: -8

7:37am Fri 27 Jun 14

iwitness says...

Why on earth was a ten year old out on his own in Greenstead in light of current events?
Why on earth was a ten year old out on his own in Greenstead in light of current events? iwitness
  • Score: 9

7:40am Fri 27 Jun 14

iwitness says...

+ When things like this happen take to Facebook/Twitter to alert people in the community.
+ When things like this happen take to Facebook/Twitter to alert people in the community. iwitness
  • Score: -2

9:41am Fri 27 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

iwitness wrote:
+ When things like this happen take to Facebook/Twitter to alert people in the community.
Not always a good idea although intent may be well founded. Social media can be good but often it brings out the worst in many people. Remember the mob in Portsmouth who attacked a Paediatrician because they thought he was a Paedophile!
[quote][p][bold]iwitness[/bold] wrote: + When things like this happen take to Facebook/Twitter to alert people in the community.[/p][/quote]Not always a good idea although intent may be well founded. Social media can be good but often it brings out the worst in many people. Remember the mob in Portsmouth who attacked a Paediatrician because they thought he was a Paedophile! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 4

10:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .
How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it . Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: -1

11:58am Fri 27 Jun 14

Greatchef says...

Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .
I wondered how long it was take before the Greenstead haters to start!! Quite frankly i think its a good job that morons like you dont live there and before the rest of you start Greenstead hasnt been in the news at all for the past couple of months. An exceptionally sad murder and somebody arrested for dope and its the worst place ever.
[quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .[/p][/quote]I wondered how long it was take before the Greenstead haters to start!! Quite frankly i think its a good job that morons like you dont live there and before the rest of you start Greenstead hasnt been in the news at all for the past couple of months. An exceptionally sad murder and somebody arrested for dope and its the worst place ever. Greatchef
  • Score: 6

4:32pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Route88 says...

Greatchef wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .
I wondered how long it was take before the Greenstead haters to start!! Quite frankly i think its a good job that morons like you dont live there and before the rest of you start Greenstead hasnt been in the news at all for the past couple of months. An exceptionally sad murder and somebody arrested for dope and its the worst place ever.
I know a lot of very decent people who live on the Greenstead Estate and they should not be tarnished with the same brush as the criminal element that live there!
[quote][p][bold]Greatchef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .[/p][/quote]I wondered how long it was take before the Greenstead haters to start!! Quite frankly i think its a good job that morons like you dont live there and before the rest of you start Greenstead hasnt been in the news at all for the past couple of months. An exceptionally sad murder and somebody arrested for dope and its the worst place ever.[/p][/quote]I know a lot of very decent people who live on the Greenstead Estate and they should not be tarnished with the same brush as the criminal element that live there! Route88
  • Score: 5

7:33pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Greatchef says...

Route88 wrote:
Greatchef wrote:
Shaneblackdarkknight wrote:
How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .
I wondered how long it was take before the Greenstead haters to start!! Quite frankly i think its a good job that morons like you dont live there and before the rest of you start Greenstead hasnt been in the news at all for the past couple of months. An exceptionally sad murder and somebody arrested for dope and its the worst place ever.
I know a lot of very decent people who live on the Greenstead Estate and they should not be tarnished with the same brush as the criminal element that live there!
Here Here well said Route88.
[quote][p][bold]Route88[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greatchef[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shaneblackdarkknight[/bold] wrote: How about putting a 20 ft wall around greenstead or even better nuke it .[/p][/quote]I wondered how long it was take before the Greenstead haters to start!! Quite frankly i think its a good job that morons like you dont live there and before the rest of you start Greenstead hasnt been in the news at all for the past couple of months. An exceptionally sad murder and somebody arrested for dope and its the worst place ever.[/p][/quote]I know a lot of very decent people who live on the Greenstead Estate and they should not be tarnished with the same brush as the criminal element that live there![/p][/quote]Here Here well said Route88. Greatchef
  • Score: 2

6:49am Sun 29 Jun 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

iwitness wrote:
Why on earth was a ten year old out on his own in Greenstead in light of current events?
I totally agree. What is a 10 year old doing out alone, ever? Especially now with the recent murders. Crazy parents
[quote][p][bold]iwitness[/bold] wrote: Why on earth was a ten year old out on his own in Greenstead in light of current events?[/p][/quote]I totally agree. What is a 10 year old doing out alone, ever? Especially now with the recent murders. Crazy parents MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 3

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