A man attempted to grab a ten-year-old boy while he was walking along the road in Gerrards Cross yesterday - sparking kidnap fears.

At around 3.30pm yesterday, the boy was walking along East Common near to the Apple Tree Pub when a man in a white Mercedes with a black convertible roof pulled up next to him. 

He attempted to speak to him before getting out of the car and attempting to grab at the boy's backpack but the boy managed to escape and run away. 

The offender is described as a white man, around 5ft 9ins tall. He was wearing glasses, a green shirt and brown chinos.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant Kerry Bradfield, said: "We are asking anyone who has seen a white Mercedes with a black convertible roof in the Gerrards Cross area yesterday to come forward.

"Additionally if anyone has seen a man matching the description we would ask them to get in touch.

"We are investing the circumstances of this incident, but members of the public will see reassurance patrols in the area." 

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting reference '43170310253', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.