Man attempts to grab teenage girl in Haxey

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POLICE are investigating an alleged incident said to have happened between Haxey and Westwoodside in which a driver attempted to pull a teenage girl into his car.

It happened at approximately 9.30pm last night (Thursday August 9) as the 16-year-old girl was walking in a rural location in Haxey.

A dark green coloured five door Ford hatchback (with letters DL within the registration) pulled up alongside the girl, a man grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her into the car after she refused a lift.

The teenager managed to break free from his grip and the car drove away.

The suspect male is described as being white, aged in his late 40’s or early 50’s with a tanned complexion and dark coloured facial stubble. His hair is described as being dark coloured, messy and long enough to be covering most of his ears. He had a deep voice and spoke with a local Yorkshire accent.Hewas wearing a mainly white coloured shirt which had a distinctive blue and red coloured chequered pattern on it and a green quilted waistcoat or body warmer over the top.

Detective Chief Insp Bob Clark said: “We are treating this as a serious incident and would like to remind females in particular to be vigilant when out walking alone. It is advisable to avoid any isolated locations and to consider carrying a panic alarm in order to alert anyone else in the area you are walking in should you feel vulnerable or uncomfortable by an approach from a stranger.

“I would also ask for parents to make sure children and young people are aware of the risks if approached by someone who isn’t known to them in order to ensure that incidents of this nature remain relatively rare.

“An investigation is underway and we are working to identify the man who was driving the green coloured car. I would ask for anyone who may have information relating to the incident or anyone who can help identify the driver to come forward as soon as possible and reduce the chances of anything else like this taking place.”

Anyone who can help to identify the driver of the car or anyone who may have seen the incident or any suspicious activity between 9-10pm the same day should contact either Humberside Police via 101 quoting log 829 of 09/08/12 or alternatively call Crimestoppers who will take your information anonymously via 0800 555 111.