Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Issue Alert after Drunk Tried to Grab Two Schoolgirls ; Parents and Pupils Warned to Be Vigilant

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Police Issue Alert after Drunk Tried to Grab Two Schoolgirls ; Parents and Pupils Warned to Be Vigilant

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POLICE have warned children and parents to remain vigilant after a 'drunken' man tried to grab hold of two young schoolgirls.

Both youngsters were walking home from school in Blackley, north Manchester, at the time, police revealed. The incident was initially being treated by police as an attempted abduction, but has now been classed as an assault. The schoolgirls are believed to have escaped the man's clutches before running away to raise the alarm.

It is understood that both girls escaped the ordeal unhurt. Police have not revealed their ages.

The incident - which has prompted a major appeal on social media - took place near to the Co-op on Old Market Street, not far from the Hexagon Tower in Crumpsall, at about 4pm on Monday.

Police in north Manchester said a 'drunken male' approached the two young girls as they were walking home from school and tried to grab hold of them. …

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