A seven-year-old girl was grabbed by a stranger and carried away from her mother in Camberwell yesterday evening.
Police are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward after the child was snatched at around 5pm on Thursday (October 22) in Mary Datchelor Close.
The man carried the girl over his shoulder for around 100 metres before dropping her and making off on foot.
Fortunately the child, who had been walking along the pavement with her mum, was not physically harmed by the ordeal.
The suspect is described as black with a stocky build, age unknown. He was wearing a yellow sleeveless tabard over a black long-sleeved top with blue jeans.
An urgent investigation is underway with CCTV footage being examined.
Any witnesses who have yet to speak with police or anyone with dashcam footage or other information that may assist should call 101 reference Cad 5832/22Oct.