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Police hunt for van as boy taken after parents warned of van man trying to snatch children

Police have released a CCTV image of the van, which they described as a “black, modified, VW Transporter with a 02 registration plate”.

The van had three alloy wheels, with the alloy on the front nearside wheel missing. All of the alloys were of a BBS make. 

Officers say it had no rear windows, no writing on the side, chrome sidesteps along the skirts and a sliding side door. 

Meanwhile the boy was described as white, around four foot tall and about six or seven years old. 

He was wearing a red t-shirt and navy blue jeans and was riding a yellow and black Frantic Giant mountain bike, which was left at the scene. 

Officers have said that anyone with information should call 999.