Police have launched a manhunt after a sicko tried to abduct two schoolgirls in southeast London.

The man reportedly approached the pair at a bus stop on Crofton Road in Orpington, near Bromley, at around 3pm on September 9.

He left his car before attempting to grab the terrified pair.

The two girls fled and went back to their school where police and their parents were informed.

Both girls were reportedly distressed but physically unharmed.

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The terrified girls fled back to their school where police were called

The suspect, described as a white man in his 30s, is thought to have been with another white man in his 30s in a white car, potentially an L plate Fiat 500.

Police are appealing for information about the incident, which is being treated as an abduction attempt.

Officers from the South Area Command Unit are investigating.

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Police have asked witnesses to come forward

Any witnesses or other victims who may have been approached in similar circumstances are urged to call 101, referencing CAD 5071/09Sep.

It comes weeks after three young kids were abducted from a south London garden triggering a massive police hunt.

Police were called to a house in Coulsdon Road, Coulsdon on August 20 after three-year-old Mohammed Yaseen Safi, Mohammed Ebar Safi, five, and Bilal Safi, six, were taken from their foster carers.

Last week, police arrested a 15th suspect in connection with the hunt for the three brothers, believed to have been taken by their dad who was armed with a knife.

Despite repeated appeals, Imran and his three children are still missing.

Some reports say he has taken the three children to Bristol, after a man was arrested in the city, following a number of arrests in Croydon, south London, and Ilford, east London.