Man appears in court after attempted kidnap of Southsea schoolgirl

Rowans staff, from left: Maggi HardCastle, Amanda Mahoney, Tracey Jeffery and Doug Bowen outside the centre where lead was stolen from the roof     Picture: Habibur Rahman PPP-170526-162118001

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A MAN has appeared in court charged with the attempted kidnap of a 14-year-old girl.

Roger Seath, 41, of no fixed address, entered no plea to charges of attempted kidnap, of a girl who cannot be named for legal reasons, with intent to commit a sexual offence and possession of a bladed article.

Seath will next appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on November 7.

It comes after a 14-year-old girl was approached in Southsea on Wednesday at 4pm.

Following the incident police advised people to stay alert.

A spokeswoman said: ‘Stay alert but not alarmed. Remain vigilant and remind children and teenagers of stranger danger. Report anything or anyone suspicious to 101, or call 999 in an emergency.’

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