Police appeal for witnesses after teenage girl grabbed in Westbury
7:00pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Latest News
Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was approached by a man who grabbed her arm in Westbury at about 8.15pm on Monday.
The girl was walking along Springfield Road and down the alley way which runs down the side of Matravers School when she was approached.
Fortunately she was able to run away and raised the alarm. The man is described as wearing black trousers with a black hoody.
DS Ian Magrath said: “The victim was not hurt but was obviously frightened and distressed by this incident. We are appealing for anyone who was in the area to come forward.
“It is believed that a man was walking a dog in the area at around 8pm and I would particularly like to speak to him as he may have important information to assist with the investigation.”
Local officers are conducting extra patrols of the area and if anyone has concerns they are encouraged to speak with the Westbury Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Magrath at Melksham CID on 101.