Search for man after ordeal for twelve-year-old girls in Town Park.

Crime / Wed 2nd Oct 2013 at 06:51am

POLICE are searching for a man who is alleged to have grabbed two 12-year-old girls while they were walking a dog in Harlow.

The incident occurred at 7.10pm on Wednesday, September 25th near the town park, on the field between the adventure playground and the building site off Marshgate and School Lane close to the footpath leading to the Edinburgh Way underpass.

The girls were approached by a man who asked them to go with him.

When they refused he grabbed one of them by the arm.

One girl kicked him. He is said to have grabbed the other girl by the shoulder, however, she managed to free herself.

Both girls ran off in the direction of Howard Way.

The man followed them on a bike for a short distance before stopping.

Although neither of the girls was physically harmed they were both left very shaken.

The man is described as being in his mid 20s, of Middle Eastern appearance, 5ft 8in tall and of skinny build, with short dark hair. He hair was shaved at the sides.

He was wearing a dark jumper with the letters ‘JLS’ on the front and skinny jeans. He was also wearing a back pack

Anyone who saw the incident or who has any other information about the man is asked to call DC Laura Cuthbert at Harlow Police Station on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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