Men hunted after three-year-old boy approached in ice cream queue at Ashford boot fair
E-fit images of the two
men police are seeking
A woman who says she witnessed an attempted abduction of a
three-year-old has told of her horror.
Speaking on Facebook, the woman called Beckiie-Lynne Eastwood
said she was at a boot fair in Ashford when two men attempted to
snatch the youngster.
She said: "I was stood beside the mother at the time.
"It was very horrible. My heart was in my mouth as this
happened... could not believe what I saw."
It comes after police issued e-fits of two men wanted
in connection with the attempted abduction of the
The pictures were released after the boy was
approached at a boot fair by Ashford Market.
The child, from Folkestone, was queueing for an ice
cream with his mother and younger brother in a pushchair when a man
approached and tried to lead him away.
The mother shouted at the man when he was
several metres away and he walked off without the boy.
It is believed he could have been in the
company of another man at the Orbital Park, off Monument Way, at
11am on Sunday.
DI Jon Holl, from Kent Police (pictured
right), said: "We are unsure of this man's motivation, whether
it was an attempt to take the boy away or a case of mistaken
"But whatever prompted this, we are keen to
trace him to ascertain what happened.
"We believe there were several witnesses to
the incident, some of whom may have been in the ice cream queue. We
would like them to contact us as soon as possible."
The man is described as white, aged in his 20s
or early 30s, slim, with a slim face and mousey, short
He was wearing a creamy-coloured baseball cap
as well as a yellow and grey tracksuit-type jacket open at the
The second man was black and wearing
light jeans, a denim jacket and a tatty, white baseball hat.
Anyone who recognises the men or witnessed the
incident is asked to phone DS Michelle Parry on 01303
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