Parents on fresh kidnap alert

DETECTIVES investigating the attempted abduction of a girl in Bulwell have been inundated with calls from concerned parents.

As reported in the Dispatch, a 14-year-old was approached on Bulwell Forest golf course, off St Albans Road, on Monday May 23.

A black man shouted “come here” before grabbing her bag. Fortunately the teenager managed to wriggle free and escape before alerting the police.

The abduction attempt sandwiched two almost identical offences in Carlton, where girls aged 11 and 14 were targeted.

On each occasion, the attacker was said to have been black and in a dark-coloured car.

Initial reports suggested they were linked but there is now thought to be no connection.

However, Nottinghamshire police have responded by launching Operation Curriculum and beefing up patrols in Bulwell and Carlton.

Schools have been visited by specialist police officers and youngsters have been warned not to walk home alone.

Now officers have revealed they have received 56 calls in the last six weeks. Some of these have been about the reported cases but others have come from parents making new allegations.

As well as the most recent offences, officers are also still investigating the abduction and subsequent sexual assault of an eight-year-old girl, who was attacked at Pulley Park, off Hoewood Road in Bulwell, last November.

Officers working as part of Operation Curriculum say the motives behind the offences in May are unclear.

A spokesman added: “It is important that parents remain vigilant and ensure their children are aware of what to do if they are approached by a stranger. But we must stress the offences are extremely rare.”