Hunt for ‘two men who attempted to snatch four-month-old baby from pushchair’

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Police are looking for two men who attempted to snatch a baby in Bournemouth. (Getty)

Police are looking for two men who attempted to snatch a baby from her pushchair in Bournemouth.

Dorset Police received a report at around 3pm on Friday a woman was walking with her four-month old daughter in a pushchair in Evering Avenue, Poole, when two men in a white van approached her.

The men got out of the vehicle, grabbed the pushchair and attempted to remove the baby from it.

The woman kicked out at one of the men and they got back into the van, leaving the baby unharmed.

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Police have asked people in the area to check their home CCTV systems, doorbell cameras and dashcam. (Getty)

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

They have asked people in the area to check their home CCTV systems, doorbell cameras and dashcam for anything that might assist our investigation.

One of the men is described as white, six feet two inches tall, aged in his 30s and of medium build with short dark brown hair.

He was wearing a black vest, black trousers and black trainers and had a tattoo on his right hand.

The second man is described as white, six feet two inches tall and of medium build with short stubble.

He was also wearing black clothing as well as a thin silver chain around his neck.

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Detective Inspector Katie Starkie, of Bournemouth CID, said: “This was understandably a very distressing incident for the mother involved and we have launched a full investigation.

"At the moment the motive for these men’s actions remains unclear and we are doing all we can to identify them.

“Our enquiries include house-to-house, a review of CCTV footage in the area and forensic work."

There will be an increased police presence in the area as police continue to investigate this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police online or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55220092425.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online or by calling 0800 555 111.

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