Hornsey man jailed for abduction attempt

A HORNSEY man has been jailed for attempting to abduct and 11-year-old from a Crouch End park. Derrick Pewter, 60, of Pembroke Road was handed an indeterminate sentence on Friday at Wood Green Crown Court, with a recommendation he serve a minimum of three

A HORNSEY man has been jailed for attempting to abduct and 11-year-old from a Crouch End park.

Derrick Pewter, 60, of Pembroke Road was handed an indeterminate sentence on Friday at Wood Green Crown Court, with a recommendation he serve a minimum of three and a half years behind bars.

He had pleaded guilty to attempted child abduction and attempted child abduction for a sexual purpose at an earlier hearing.

The sentence relates to an incident near Priory Park on August 9 last year, when the victim was walking alone along Middle Lane.

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