A man grabbed a 14-year-old boy and tried to bundle him into a car while he walked to school during a failed kidnap attempt in White City .
Police have now released an E-fit of a man they want to speak to following the incident on November 4 and is urging people who recognise him to contact them immediately.
The victim has been left ‘shocked and bewildered’ following the incident, which also saw him chased by his assailant, police say.
He was walking along Fitzneal Street at 7.45am when a man in a silver-coloured car - possibly a Vauxhall Astra or similar - pulled up to the kerb beside him.
The driver got out of the vehicle and ordered the teenager to get in the car. When the boy refused the suspect threatened to hurt him unless he complied.
He then grabbed the boy, who managed to push the suspect away and run off, only for the man to give chase.
The terrified victim darted into a nearby garden where he hid and called his mother, who contacted police on 999. She then collected her son a short time later.
Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham police went to their home and took the boy on a drive around of the area to see if he could spot the man or the car. They have also carried out house-to-house enquiries.
Detective Constable Guy Hookway, added: “Fortunately the boy managed to run away from the suspect and raise the alarm. He is still very shocked by what happened and is bewildered as to why someone would want to do this to him.
“He is obviously worried but luckily he is safe and well and no harm came to him. However, it is very important that we locate this man. If anyone recognises him from the e-fit image then I urge you to contact police immediately.”
The suspect is white man and aged between 30 and 40 years. He is about 5ft 11" tall and slim. He had short, black spiky hair. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, dark blue jeans and white trainers.
If you have any information please contact DC Hookway on 020 8246 2505 or police on 101.
To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.