Man arrested on suspicion of attempted kidnap in Hemel Hempstead

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A 30-year-old man was arrested today (Tuesday, March 3)

A man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Hemel Hempstead last week, where a 12-year-old girl was reportedly approached by a vehicle in suspicious circumstances.

Police were contacted shortly after 5.20pm on Tuesday, February 25, to a report that a vehicle had pulled up alongside a girl near Bennetts End community centre and the driver had asked her to get in.

No attempts were made to touch her.

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The girl refused and caught the attention of a passer-by, who came to her assistance.

Following extensive enquiries a 30-year-old man has been arrested today (Tuesday 3 March) on suspicion of attempted kidnap.

He remains in police custody.

Detective Inspector Matt Waylett, from the Dacorum Local Crime Unit, said: “I fully understand that incidents of this nature will cause concern in the community.

"I want to reassure people that our work to establish the circumstances around what happened is ongoing.

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“Although there have been no further incidents reported, I would like to remind people to remain vigilant.

"If you are approached in similar circumstance please contact police straightaway and try and make a note of the vehicle’s registration number and details of any occupants.”