Police investigate after girl, 7, is pulled towards a lane by older boy in Yate
Updated 1:41pm Friday 16th May 2014 in News By Alexandra Womack, senior reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury
POLICE are investigating an incident in Yate in which a seven-year-old girl was grabbed by an older boy.
The girl was playing on Milton Road at around 6pm on Friday, May 6 when she the boy, described as around 14-year-olds, took her wrist and pulled her towards a nearby lane. He let go and ran off on seeing a woman walking towards them.
The girl described the boy as having dark hair and tanned skin, wearing dark-coloured clothing.
Her nine-year-old friend told police she saw the boy run off and described him as about 14, wearing a sea blue top, black jogging bottoms, with his face covered.
DC Celia White said: “On receiving the report we carried out a search of the area but found no trace of a suspect.
“We have carried out house-to-house enquiries in the area but have not found any other witnesses to this incident.
“No-one of either description can be seen on the local CCTV footage.”
She added: “We would be keen to hear from anyone who was in the Milton Road area of Yate at about 6pm on Friday, May 9 who may be able to help our enquiries.
“Anyone who can help can get in touch with me through the website or by calling 101 quoting reference 463513/13.”
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