Police are hunting a man who tried to abduct an 11-year-old schoolgirl as she walked to a village park.

The suspect tried to grab the youngster as she strolled past him in his van, which was parked in a cul de sac.

She ran away from the man and told her parents about the incident, which happened at around 1pm on Saturday in Backwell, near Bristol.

The suspect then made off, sparking a police appeal to try and track him down, Bristol Live reports.

A police spokesman said: “We are appealing for the public's help following reports of an alleged abduction incident in the Backwell area.

“It happened shortly after 1pm in Garstons Close on Saturday, February 22 when an 11-year-old girl was making her way to a park near to her home.

The 11-year-old girl fled in terror

“A man, who got out of a van which had parked in the cul-de-sac, approached the girl and tried to grab her but she ran off and alerted her parents.

“The van then drove out of the cul-de-sac.

“Officers have attended to provide reassurance, to speak to the girl and also to seek information from other people who live in the cul-de-sac to piece together what has happened.”

Anyone who lives in the area and has information which may help police enquiries is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting log number 530 of 22/02.

It comes after a naked man chased two teenage girls on a residential street as they walked to school.

Police say Joshua Mankini, 27, grabbed one of the girls and pulled her to the ground in a sickening attack.

Her chilling screams can be heard in the footage shared by police in Fresno, California.

The film captured on a private security camera is part of the investigation.

One dad, who lives on the street, said: "That's your biggest fear as a parent right there, that's your biggest fear.

"That's scary scary."