Girl, 12, grabbed in rob­bery at­tempt

Accrington Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

A 12-YEAR-OLD school­girl was grabbed by a man as he tried to snatch her mo­bile phone.

Po­lice said the in­ci­dent hap­pened out­side St Christopher’s High School on Queens Road West in Ac­cring­ton at around 3.50pm on Mon­day, October 23.

Of­fi­cers said the girl was ap­proached by the man as she was leav­ing the school and he grabbed her arm to get her phone. He was dis­turbed when a passer-by saw the in­ci­dent and crossed the road to help.

Po­lice said the of­fender made off in the di­rec­tion of Glouces­ter Av­enue.

No ar­rests have been made.

Call po­lice on 101 quot­ing log num­ber 884 of October 23.

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