Girl, 7, ‘dragged’ into wood by man before fleeing, as cops hunt ‘suspect’

POLICE are hunting for a man after a seven-year-old girl was taken into the woods by a stranger.

The youngster was taken by the suspect into woodland in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, earlier today.

Police are hunting for this man after a girl, seven, was taken into woodland by a stranger

Police are hunting for this man after a girl, seven, was taken into woodland by a strangerCredit: Twitter – Greater Manchester Police

She was thankfully able to escape before being reunited with her family.

Police have now released a CCTV grab of a man they are hunting for.

Greater Manchester Police tweeted: “Tameside detectives believe the girl was taken by a man on Warne Avenue into woods near the disused railway track towards Manchester Road.

“We have a large number of officers in the area while extensive searches for the suspect take place.

“Please contact us if you know more.”

Cops urged anyone who has seen the man in the picture to call 999.

Anyone with information can call police quoting 2270 of 17/08.

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