broad daylight

12-year-old girl escapes unharmed after punching man who grabbed her

The man grabbed the girl twice but she managed to fight him off and ran away.

Updated at 1.55pm

A 12-YEAR-old girl managed to fight off a man who grabbed her in broad daylight as she walked down a Manchester street.

The incident happened last Wednesday at 4pm at Edinburgh Close. A man grabbed the girl’s arm as she passed him but he let it go. As she walked away from him, she was grabbed again before she punched him in the face and ran off.

The man is described as being white, in his late 50s, 5ft 8in tall, of large build, had short greying hair, had a long face and pointy nose.

He wore silver framed rectangular glasses with an orange/brown tint to the lenses, a black bomber-style jacket, white polo t-shirt, loose fitting blue jeans and black shoes.

He also spoke with a local accent.

Greater Manchester Police Greater Manchester Police

Police have released an image based on the description given by the victim.

“We do not know what this man’s intentions were and that is why we are taking this incident very seriously and doing all we can to apprehend this man,” commented Detective Constable Dan Hayes.

First posted at 11am.

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