DUP MLA Gary Middleton has urged parents to be cautious after the reported attempted abduction of a child near a primary school in Newbuildings.
“Yesterday evening (Tuesday, January 5) an attempted abduction took place in the Newbuildings area near St Columba’s Primary School. It was carried out by an individual/s in a van who tried to grab a child nearby,” said Mr Middleton.
“Thankfully the abduction attempt failed and the child was able to run off and alert his parents.
“I would urge all parents and guardians to be vigilant following this latest incident and to ensure children are also aware of the dangers of strangers.
“Anyone who witnessed the incident or suspicious activity in the area at the time of approx. 5pm should pass the information to the PSNI. The PSNI are aware of the incident,” he said.