The town council is looking at reinstalling CCTV in Gerrards Cross amid the news that a ten-year-old boy was almost grabbed by a man on the street. 

Chris Brown, chairman of the council, said councillors were "appalled" at last week's incident, which saw a man in a white Mercedes with a black convertible roof pull up next to the boy on East Common and attempt to grab his backpack. 

He said the shocking incident is "unprecedented" in the town, adding: "Whilst we are pleased that the attempted kidnap was unsuccessful and that there will be extra police coverage as a result, we ask our residents to be extra vigilant for this type of behaviour and report any suspicious incidents to the Police immediately.

"We look forward to hearing from the police in tracing the driver of the car.

"The town council is currently looking into re-installing CCTV coverage in Gerrards Cross, which should help the police in tracing such incidents."

There is currently no CCTV cameras in the town after four were previously removed due to costs. 

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

He attempted to speak to the boy before grabbing at his bag. Luckily, the boy managed to escape and he ran away. 

Police are still asking for witnesses to come forward with information. 

The incident happened at around 3.30pm on Wednesday near to the Apple Tree Pub. 

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