Mum’s horror as random man tries to buy her baby and unbuckle pram straps

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A mum was left shaken after a man tried to unbuckle her baby's pram and asked to buy it.

West Midlands Police are searching for the man, who disappeared after approaching the woman on Tuesday, May 11, at 8.30am on The Promenade in Brierley Hill, Dudley.

The stranger asked the mum if he could buy the baby before blocking her path and trying to wrestle open the pram's straps.

A police spokesman said: "The baby and mother were fortunately not hurt during the incident.

"We would like to reassure people there have been no similar reports in the area. At this stage, we believe this to be an isolated incident and we are working hard to track down the man involved.

"Local officers are making CCTV enquiries and patrols have been increased in the surrounding area."

Police said the terrified woman rapidly intervened, pushed the man away and turned the pram around before escaping with her baby.

Another attempted kidnapping from a pram took place in Crewe last year when three women and a man followed a girl wheeling her baby sister around a shop before attempting to rip the one-year-old from her pushchair.

A woman in Stoke on Trent later reported that she had been stalked by a group of the same description.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact police using Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight. Call 101 anytime or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and quote crime reference number 20/200655/21.

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  • Meghan Markle

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