Schools on alert after abductor strikes

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Schools have been put on alert after a 12-year-old girl was abducted by a motorist.

West Midlands Police said the girl, who managed to escape unharmed, was pulled into a dark green car in Erdington, Birmingham, before being driven to the Nechells area of the city.

The driver, a white man in his 30s wearing glasses, is also thought to have been responsible for a second attempted abduction of a nine-year-old girl in Alum Rock, Birmingham.

Officers alerted schools in the area, have stepped up patrols in the areas and are examining CCTV footage.

A five-door vehicle is thought to have been involved in both incidents, which took place at 11am on Sunday in Fillimore Road, Alum Rock, and at 8.15am yesterday in Sutton New Road, Erdington.

Describing the second incident, a police spokesman said: "A 12-year-old girl was walking along the road when a dark green saloon vehicle pulled up alongside her.

"The male driver opened the passenger door and pulled her into the vehicle and drove away.

"The girl managed to escape unharmed a short time later in the Nechells area."

Anyone with information which could assist the inquiry should contact Queens Road CID on 0845 113 5000.