Police are investigating after a boy allegedly escaped an abduction attempt by two men in a van while walking to school.
The men are said to have tried to grab the boy as he walked on Garratts Lane, in Cradley Heath, Sandwell, on Monday morning (October 4), said police.
West Midlands Police said it was investigating the incident and has arranged to speak to the boy and his mother.
An alert was sent out by the school – which was not identified – claims that a black van had pulled up alongside the youngster before two men got out and tried to drag him inside, BlackCountryLive understands.
The pupil is said to have punched one of them in the face thwarting the incident, the text alert revealed.
It read: “A report has been received that a student was on his way to school when a black van pulled up alongside him. Two masked men got out of the van and tried to drag the student into the van.
“The student punched one of them in the face and they let go and the student got away.
“The police have been notified.”
In response to the alert, a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “An appointment has been made to speak to a boy and his mother, after it is alleged two men in a van tried to grab him on Garratts Lane, Cradley Heath at 8am on Monday morning (October 4).
“We understand incidents of this nature are concerning, we’ll be speaking to them both as soon as we can to get the full details.
“Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat quoting log number 816 of October 4.”