This wasn’t in Finchley, but with all our open spaces, we thought it best to include it. And, before 1908, Hampstead Garden Suburb was called South Finchley.
Barnet police are releasing a photo fit image in relation to an attempted abduction on Hampstead Way, NW11.
The incident, which occurred at 6:20pm on 25 May 2011, involved a lone female jogger heading towards the heath being grabbed by both arms by the suspect in the image.
He then tried to drag her into some nearby undergrowth, but the victim managed to break free by kicking out and screaming for help.
The man is described as white, approximately 6 foot 1 inch tall, of proportionate build, with brown hair.
He was wearing thin rimmed glasses and a waist length brown cotton jacket with a hood, dark basketball shorts and black Nike trainers with a yellow tick.
DS Xavier Banaghan from Barnet’s Crime Investigation Unit said: “We hope that a member of the public can help us identify this man as soon as possible. His actions indicate he may be a dangerous individual, and we need to find him before his actions can escalate in any way.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0300 123 1212 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 giving reference number 2412826/11