Attacker's threats to young girl
“YOU'RE not supposed to be here and I'm going to teach you a lesson”.Those were the chilling words of a man who pushed over and pinned down a nine-year-old girl as she played in the grounds of her school, her father claimed today.
“YOU'RE not supposed to be here and I'm going to teach you a lesson”.
Those were the chilling words of a man who pushed over and pinned down a nine-year-old girl as she played in the grounds of her school, her father claimed today.
As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, the youngster was on her lunch break at Downing Primary School last Monday when a man in his late teens or early 20s leapt the fence and attacked her.
Her father, who wishes to remain nameless to protect the identity of his daughter, today said the man had fumbled around with his trousers or his pocket as the youngster was pinned down.
It was only when two of her friends ran over to intervene that the man made off.
The father of the nine-year-old said he had been horrified when his daughter told him what had happened in the grounds of her own school.
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He said: “My daughter is only a little thing. She is nine but she is only four foot. She was wearing a little school dress that day and I don't know what his reasoning was but it wasn't good.
“It was broad daylight when this happened and it seems like this person is out of control.”
The man, who is in his 40s, said he believed his daughter was lucky her friends had intervened and dragged the nine-year-old away from her attacker.
Yesterday Margo Barker, the school's headteacher, said it was not clear exactly what happened but said the youngster had been in an area out of bounds to pupils when the incident happened.
The man said the girl described her attacker as about 20 and said he had an accent.
Police said the man has been described as white and in his late teens.
He wore light blue trousers, a darker blue hooded top pulled over his head and dark glasses.
Anyone with information should call Pc Jon Rodriguez at Ipswich police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.