A HORRIFIED boy was reportedly “forced into a car” on his way home from school and was found alone in a park, police say.
And an appeal is being made for witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious shortly before 5pm on Monday in Stoke Park, Bristol.
He had left school ground an hour-and-a-half before and was found in a distressed state by a member of the public the park.
The lad told officers he was forced into a vehicle while making his way home from school.
Police have asked drivers in the area who might have dashcam footage to get in touch.
Avon and Somerset’s Chief Inspector Robert Cheeseman said he wanted to reassure parents that the police were treating the report as a priority.
“We fully understand the concern this incident is likely to cause the local community and we’d like to reassure them we’re looking into it as a priority,” he said.
“We’ll be carrying out high visibility patrols to reassure parents and anyone with specific concerns is encouraged to speak to an officer.
“The boy and his family are being supported by specialist officers while we are also keeping the boy’s school updated about our inquiry,” he added.
Source: The Sun