Teenage girl grabbed as she walked through rec in Frenchwood

Posted on - 2nd December, 2017 - 5:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Smiths rec in Frenchwood Pic: Google
The Smiths rec in Frenchwood Pic: Google

A teenage girl has been grabbed by a man while walking through a recreational ground in Preston.


The 16-year-old girl was making her way through Smiths rec between Selbourne Street and George Street in Frenchwood.

She was approached by a man, of Asian origin, who grabbed her arm in the incident around 5.10pm on Friday (1 December).

A passing cyclist disturbed him and he made off.

The girl was left shocked but unhurt and Preston Police say they are unsure of the motive at this stage.

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Detective Sgt Ian Moore, of Preston CID, said: “I would appeal for any witnesses, in particular the cyclist who rode past, to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0522 of December 1st.

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