Surrey Police trying to trace a modified Black VW Transporter van (with chrome sidebars and three BBS alloy wheels) that may have taken a 6 or 7 year old boy in Redhill (leaving behind a bike) earlier today.
If you recognise these descriptions, please call 999 immediately quoting Op Bigfoot.
Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident in which a child is suspected to have been taken into a modified black Volkswagen van in Redhill.
A member of the public reported seeing the child taken into the van at 4.43pm today (Thursday August 25) in Redstone Hill.
The van then left the area. It is described as:
• A black, modified, VW Transporter with a 02 registration plate.
• It had three alloy wheels,, with one front nearside missing. Alloys were a BBS make.
• No rear windows
• No signwriting
• Chrome sidesteps
• Sliding side door
The child is described as:
• Approximately 4ft tall and around 6 or 7 years-old
• Wearing a red t-shirt and navy blue jeans.
A bike, believed to belong to the child was left at the scene. It is described as:
• A small mountain bike
• Frantic Giant make
• Silver frame with black and yellow detail
Officers are continuing in their efforts to establish the circumstances of the incident and continue to have a visible presence in the area. They have also been assisted by the National Police Air Service.
Superintendent Bex Smith from Surrey Police said: “This is an incident we are taking extremely seriously and are asking for anyone with any information regarding the child, the van or what happened to come forward.
“If you were in the area, perhaps commuting to or from Redhill train station at the time please get in touch with us if you saw anything suspicious.
“At this stage we are not ruling out a number of options, including whether the child and the person in the van know each other.”
Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police by calling 999 in an emergency or 101, or report it online at www.surrey.police.uk and quote Operation Bigfoot.
Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.