Twelve-year-old girl attacked by man

PUBLISHED: 15:03 12 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:27 31 May 2010

POLICE are asking for help tracing a man who grabbed hold of a 12-year-old girl walking through a Wimbish street last Thursday evening. The girl was walking along Rowney Avenue at 9.30pm when she heard footsteps approaching from behind her. A man grabbed

POLICE are asking for help tracing a man who grabbed hold of a 12-year-old girl walking through a Wimbish street last Thursday evening.

The girl was walking along Rowney Avenue at 9.30pm when she heard footsteps approaching from behind her. A man grabbed hold of her wrist, causing her to shout and stamp on his foot. The man then ran off.

He was wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans and soft green boots, possibly wellingtons. He was approximately 5ft 7ins tall and of muscular build.

Insp Kevin Wakefield said: "There was a vehicle spotted nearby that may not be connected but we would like to eliminate from our enquiries.

"It was a small, black car, with a rear spoiler and a white dragon emblem sticker on the back."

Anyone who has any information that might help police should contact PC Lisa Cox at Saffron Walden Police Station on 0300 3334444.

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