A man in his 40s tried to persuade a girl to get into his car near Matalan in Sutton. 

Police were called to reports of an assault on Sutton Hight Street at around 5.20 pm on July 28. 

It was reported that the man approached the girl and grabbed her arm when she’s refused to get into his vehicle.

An eyewitness on social media said the man was restrained by a member of the public until police arrived on the scene.

A spokesperson for Met Police said: “Police were called on Tuesday (July 28).

“It was reported that the man had approached a girl and attempted to persuade her to get into a car with him, grabbing her arm when she refused to do so.”

"A member of the public intervened and the man remained on scene until police arrived. 

"He was arrested on suspicion of common assault and bailed to return on a date in mid-August."