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Is this the man who grabbed young girl in Lakelands Park in Southampton?
POLICE have today issued an image of a man who grabbed and chased an 11-year-old girl in a Southampton park.
Officers hope the e-fit image will help them track down the man, who approached the youngster in Lakelands Park on Monday morning.
As previously reported by the Daily Echo, she was walking through the park in Freemantle at between 8 and 8.10am when the man approached her.
The youngster told officers that he said “Why are you in the park on your own? That's a bad choice”, before grabbing both her arms.She broke free, and the man chased her into nearby Paynes Road before she managed to escape.
Detectives are hunting the man, and have also released a description of him.
He is described as white, aged about 46, very tall and very thin.
He has browning grey hair, which is long on top and swept back, and sideburns to the bottom of his ears.
Officers have described him as having a “sad looking”, pale, oval face with thick eyebrows and a small mouth.
He had teeth missing from either side of the upper and lower front sets of teeth.
He was wearing a long-sleeved, dark turquoise top with rips in the arms, black jogging bottoms and muddy trainers with edges to the soles.
The trainers had no shoe laces.
PC Dan Turner has appealed for anyone who recognises the man to come forward.
He said: “At the time of the incident at 8am, there would have been dog walkers and other children and parents in the park, making their way to nearby schools.
“The man chased the child out of the park onto Paynes Road and then Waterloo Road. This would have been seen by people in the area during this busy school run period.”
Anyone with information should contact PC Turner at Redbridge Police Office on 101.
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