Attempted Scunthorpe abduction: Police follow e-fit leads and focus on Mercedes car
Police investigating the apparent attempted abduction of an 11-year-old Scunthorpe girl have confirmed they are now only looking for a black, five-door Mercedes car.
Officers had originally said the vehicle linked to the alleged incident was simply "similar" to a Mercedes.
The girl was walking in Annes Crescent on Friday, October 5, at 3.05pm, when the car pulled over as she was about to cross the road. The driver is alleged to have grabbed the victim's arm - but she hit out at him and ran away.
Police said they were acting on a number of calls from members of the public following the release of an e-fit image of the suspect.
He is described is a white man in his forties with a bald head and a full beard, which was dark brown but greying. He was wearing a red chequered shirt, navy blue jeans and mirrored sunglasses with black frames.
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: "We have received three or four calls about the e-fit, so we will be following up those lines of inquiry.
"We would like to impress that, given the description provided by the girl involved in the Annes Crescent incident, we believe the vehicle involved was a black Mercedes car.
"We have had numerous calls from members of the public reporting sightings of various black saloon cars but we believe we are looking specifically for a Mercedes and nothing else."
Officers are keen to speak to anyone else who was in the area at the time.
Call Humberside Police on 101, quoting log 440 of October 5, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.