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Girl saves friend as man attempts assault in Newham

POLICE ARE investigating an incident in Newham in which a man preyed on two 11 year old girls. The incident took place on 19th November, just after 8am, on Woolwich Manor Way, E6.

The two girls were walking along the road when a man approached them.  He was drinking from a bottle, which the police assume contained alcohol.  The man grabbed one of the girls by the arm and tried to drag her away, but her friend clung on to her and pulled her out of the man’s grasp. The two girls then ran away.

Police are working hard to try to identify and find the man who did this.  He is described as black, aged around 30, 6ft tall and of medium to chubby build, with short dark hair.  He was wearing a dark grey coat, black jogging bottoms, a black T-shirt and had a navy blue knitted hat.  He may also have been wearing a navy blue gilet.

PC Harry Albon, who is investigating the incident, said: “Although the girls were not physically harmed, they were understandably shaken by this incident. At the time the girls were approached there were a number of young people on their way to school who may have seen the victims struggling to get away from the suspect. It is important that those people make themselves known to police and share what they saw.”

Anyone who can help police identify the suspect is asked to contact them via 101 and quote reference 2606/19NOV. Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555 111 and give information anonymously.

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