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Anonymous, Handwritten Letter Could Track Down Would-Be Abductor

Parts of a letter which police believe was written by a man who allegedly tried to abduct a nine-year-old girl in Melbourne's north-east have been released. 

Detectives hope the handwritten excerpts, which read "explained to her" and "she still continued", could help to track down the offender following the incident on November 14.

The nine-year-old girl was riding her bike to school along Skeeter Drive in Mernda when she was allegedly confronted by a man about 8.30am.

CCTV and excerpts of a handwritten letter supplied by Victoria Police.

Police were told the man grabbed the handlebars of the girl's bike before convincing her to walk alongside him.

The young girl managed to run away and did not suffer any injuries.

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Police appealed for information following the incident and have since received the anonymous letter which they believe was written by the offender.

The excepts have been released along with further CCTV of a man wearing a blue coat or jacket who officers believe will assist with their inquiries.

Victoria Police have released CCTV showing a man they wish to speak to over the incident. Image: Victoria Police

No arrests have been made.

Anyone who recognises the handwriting  is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Contact the author ebrancatisano@networkten.com.au