Police release CCTV after schoolgirls targeted in three attempted kidnappings

Three girls have been left 'extremely shaken'.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 28th November 2022

Greater Manchester Police have released CCTV of a vehicle as they seek to identify a man believed to be behind three attempted kidnappings.

Police responded to reports of a teenage girl being approached by a male at a bus stop in Salford on Monday 21 November at around 6.15pm – he then tried to physically get her to go in his car.

The vehicle in question is a black Vauxhall Astra hatchback, which notably has one silver wing mirror on the driver’s side.

The man made advances to the girl, 15, between the two roundabouts on Monton Green.

The vehicle and its driver may be linked to two similar incidents in other parts of Salford, which involved two more girls aged 13 and 15.


Detectives are now appealing for the public’s help in identifying the driver of the vehicle and urging the man to come forward.

You can watch the CCTV here:


The first clip is from Rocky Lane, the second from Monton Road and third from Folly Lane/Birch Road junction.

Operation Wraith has been set up with dedicated detectives investigating the offences.

Detectives are now keen to speak to anyone who may have dashcam footage matching the following locations and times:

  • Rocky Lane/Monton Green/Monton High Street on Monday 21 November 2022 between 6-7pm.
  • Mossfield Road/Ackworth Road, Swinton on Monday 21 November 2022 between 8-9am.
  • Liverpool Street, Salford between Fitzwarren Street and Albion Way on Wednesday 16 November 2022 between 7:45-8:20pm.

They are requesting that you email [email protected] with your name and contact number and will email you back with instructions to upload your footage.

Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield from the Salford Division said: “The victims have been left extremely shaken up by this encounter and it’s very important that we get this man identified and off the streets as soon as possible.

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“We believe that the man we want to speak to may have been driving a dark-coloured hatchback car, but we need to review dashcam footage to identify the make, model and registration plate.

“We are appealing to drivers in the areas on the dates and times above to please submit their dashcam footage to us, so our specialised officers can go through and analyse it.


“You can contact us on 0161 856 8361 (voicemail facility), by dialling 101 or using the LiveChat function on our website, quoting log number 2786 of 21/11/22.”

Featured image: GMP