Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Family Terror as Man Tries to Snatch Girl ; 11-Year-Old Fights off Stranger in Garden It's Every Parent's Nightmare, Says Dad

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Family Terror as Man Tries to Snatch Girl ; 11-Year-Old Fights off Stranger in Garden It's Every Parent's Nightmare, Says Dad

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THE parents of an 11-yearold girl who fought off a man as he tried to snatch her from their back garden have spoken of their nightmare.

A major police investigation is underway in Hyde after what is being treated as an attempted abduction.

The man approached the girl as she played alone and said 'Hi. I am lost. Can you come here?' He then grabbed her arm and pulled her towards him. But the brave youngster kicked him then wriggled free and ran screaming into her house to raise the alarm with her mum, who was upstairs.

The man is described as white, 6ft tall and slim with blond hair.

He had walked into the enclosed garden off the street, and ran off immediately when the girl screamed.

The girl's mum, 35, said: "She was absolutely terrified when she ran into the house - shaking and screaming. I was out like a shot. …

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