Victoria: Man allegedly attempted to kidnap child from street in Footscray, Melbourne

Tess McCracken
The Nightly
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Footage of a man police believe can help their investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a five-year-old boy in Footscray.
Footage of a man police believe can help their investigation into the attempted kidnapping of a five-year-old boy in Footscray. Credit: Victoria Police/Supplied

Victoria Police are searching for a man who they believe can help with inquiries into an alleged attempted kidnapping of a child from a street in an inner-city suburb in Melbourne.

Police say two boys, aged 14 and five, were walking along Eldridge St, Footscray when a man approached them about 3.50pm on Monday.

The man allegedly attempted to pick up the five-year-old before punching the older boy in the face and knocking him to the ground.

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Victoria Police said a neighbour saw the attack and yelled out to the man to put the child down. The man then walked away towards Kinnear Street.

Police have now released images of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries.

Anyone who saw the incident or has any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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