Police appeal for information after boy snatched off his bike into a van

Police report that this bike was left at the scene
Police report that this bike was left at the scene

Police officers have issued an urgent appeal after a young boy was reportedly abducted and forced into a van during rush hour yesterday evening.

The incident happened in Redhill, Surrey just before 5pm yesterday although Surrey Police have insisted that no reports of a missing child have yet been received.

A spokesman for Surrey Police said: "A member of the public reported seeing the child taken into the van at 4.43pm today in Redstone Hill.

"The van then left the area."

The child has been described as being white, approximately 4ft tall and around 6 or 7 years-old.

Surrey Police are currently "carrying out a massive operation to get to the bottom of what the member of the public saw".

They say there are treating the incident as being "extremely serious" with a large number of officers searching for the vehicle.

They have cordoned off the scene and are asking the public for any assistance.

Superintendent Bex Smith from Surrey Police said: "This is an incident we are taking extremely seriously and are asking for anyone with any information regarding the child, the van or what happened to come forward.

A van in CCTV footage released by police has been found and ruled out of their enquiries this morning however poilce are still looking for a similar modified van.

Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police and quote Operation Bigfoot.

Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.





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