TWO teenage girls were almost abducted by four men driving a BMW car.

The pair were walking in Chapel Street, Thatcham on Tuesday, July 13, when they were approached by four men.

A post shared online explained how the police had to be called after the girls were encouraged by four men to get into their car.

Thames Valley Police said the investigation into the attempted kidnapping is ongoing.

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A spokesman said: "On Tuesday 13 July at around 10pm a report was made to Thames Valley Police of a car approaching two girls on Chapel Street, Thatcham.

"The investigation into this incident is still ongoing but officers are aware of this vehicle and carrying out reassurance patrols in the area.

Parents have been urged to reinforce the 'stranger danger rules' which include to:

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• never go anywhere with a stranger

• never accept gifts or sweets from a stranger

• never get in a car with a stranger

• never go off on your own without telling your parents or a trusted adult

• tell your child it is okay to break the rules if they are in danger

• encourage your child to yell, kick, scream, lie or run away, if they feel they are in danger

• give your child a code word or sign that only you and your child (and another parent/carer) know.

• tell your child to stay with their friends and not to go on their own e.g. to the park on their own.