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Last Updated: Wednesday, 16 February, 2005, 12:40 GMT
Woman tries to snatch two babies
E-fit of bogus social worker
E-fit of a woman suspected of trying to kidnap two children
Suspicious mothers have foiled two attempts to kidnap children from their homes on Teesside.

Police say a woman posing as a social worker turned up at two addresses in Stockton and Boosbeck saying she was there to remove children.

But in both cases she could not produce identification and was refused entry.

Police said the middle-aged suspect, who is around 6ft tall and has dark shoulder-length hair, struck at both addresses on 9 February.

DS Jon Green, of Redcar Police, said: "These incidents are notable because this kind of thing does not happen very often.

"This woman knew certain details about the children so these addresses may have been deliberately targeted."

The woman first struck in Vicarage Road, Stockton, where she tried to remove a two-month-old baby girl.

Cleveland Police said she knew the child's date of birth.

The second attempted abduction in Boosbeck involved an 18-month-old boy.


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