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12 year old girl grabbed by man in Manchester 

Police have released an evofit of a man who grabbed a young girl as she walked home from school in Sale.

At around 4pm on Wednesday 25 March 2015, the 12-year-old was walking along Moss Lane. As she passed Edinburgh Close, a man grabbed her arm before letting go. 

As she walked away, she was grabbed again by the offender before she punched him in the face and ran off. 

The man is described as being white, in his late 50s, 5ft 8in tall, of large build, had short greying hair, had a long face and pointy nose. 

He wore silver framed rectangular glasses with an orange/brown tint to the lenses, a black bomber-style jacket,white polo t-shirt, loose fitting blue jeans and black shoes. 

He also spoke with a local accent. 

Detective Constable Dan Hayessaid: “This young girl has been very brave and worked with our forensic imaging specialists to relive what she went through and produce an accurate image of what he looked like.

“I would ask people to look carefully at this image and if you do recognise this man, or seehim hanging around the area, please call us.

“We do not know what this man’s intentiosn were and that is why we are taking thisincident very  seriously and doing all we can to apprehend this man.

“There may well have been a lot of people in the area at the time of the incident who havepotentially vital  information and I would ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident,or who recognise this man, to come forward.”

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 7530 or the independent charity Crimestoppers,anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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