Man Grabs Girl In Wigan Woods

Investigations are underway in Wigan after a man grabbed a girl who was playing in woods.

At about 8pm on 31 May 2011, a 14-year-old girl was in woodland off Carr Lane, Hawkley Hall, when she was chased by a man.

The offender grabbed the girl's clothing and tripped her over, telling her: 'Running won't help.'

He then ran off when he was disturbed by two passers-by. They are described as two women, who the girl assumed were mother and daughter.

The offender is described as white, between 50 and 60 years old, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build with grey curly hair and a tan. He was wearing a flat cap, leather jacket and carrying a dark grey mountain bike.

Police Constable Paul Fairhurst from the Pemberton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

'The girl is understandably upset at what happened and I am keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, particularly the two people who appear to have disturbed the offender.

'The girl has been able to give us a very good description of this man and if you think you know who he is please get in touch.'