THE investigation into an attempted abduction of a teenager in Urmston has concluded.

On Thursday February 8 2018, a 17-year-old teenager reported to police that she had been approached by a man who attempted to drag her down a ginnel between Eden Square and Flixton Road.

An investigation was launched however, earlier this week a disclosure was made to officers that the original report was not genuine. Officers are working closely with partner agencies to ensure the girl is receiving the appropriate support and safeguarding measures are in place.

Detective Sergeant Dave Jones of GMP’s Trafford borough, said: “We take every report of crime very seriously and the welfare of the victim is always our priority.

“As soon as this report was made, specially trained officers began supporting her and we ensured that local officers were made aware of this incident to mitigate any danger to the public.”

You can make a report to your local team neighbourhood team here, call 101, or speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.