Two child predators elude police

AS Tweed-Byron police continue their hunt for a man who abducted a teen girl - who escaped by jumping from his moving car at Chinderah this week - police in Sydney are hunting another child predator after a schoolgirl escaped a knife-wielding kidnapper.

About 3pm Thursday a 14-year-old girl was walking through bush land near Thornleigh when a man grabbed her throat, pushed her off a footbridge and threatened her with a knife.

A group of passing school children distracted the man and the girl escaped.

Police suspect the kidnapper may be the same man who tried to snatch a six-year-old girl from a street at Turramurra last month.

The Caucasian man is aged between 40 and 50 and is described as about 170cm to 175cm tall, of medium build, with grey hair and a short grey beard.

The man responsible for the Chinderah kidnap was described as aged between 50 and 60 with a dark complexion, an Australian accent, and short greying hair.

Phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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