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Girl cyclist grabbed by man

PUBLISHED: 08:24 07 June 2002 | UPDATED: 12:04 03 March 2010

POLICE are hunting a man who pulled a young girl from her bicycle as she cycled in a Suffolk seaside town.

The 12-year-old girl was cycling near the Church Farm caravan site at Aldeburgh at about noon yesterday when a man came up behind her and grabbed her, pulling her off her bike.

POLICE are hunting a man who pulled a young girl from her bicycle as she cycled in a Suffolk seaside town.

The 12-year-old girl was cycling near the Church Farm caravan site at Aldeburgh at about noon yesterday when a man came up behind her and grabbed her, pulling her off her bike.

He then dragged her away from her bike but she managed to get free and ran away.

The offender is described as white, about 5ft 6in tall, in his 30s, with short dark brown hair.

He was wearing a dark top, navy sports trousers with three white stripes down each side and trainers.

Police want to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw a man matching the description.

They are also keen to hear from anyone who saw a young girl cycling along Aldeburgh High Street to Thorpeness Road before approaching the caravan park just before noon.

Anyone who can help is asked to telephone Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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