Schoolgirl threatened with knife

A 10-year-old girl was threatened with a knife close to a Suffolk school.The incident happened near Stowmarket Middle School at around 3.50pm on Thursday .

A 10-year-old girl was threatened with a knife close to a Suffolk school.

The incident happened near Stowmarket Middle School at around 3.50pm on Thursday .

The girl was crossing the footpath between Walnut Tree Walk and Finborough Road and heading in the direction of Childer Road when she was approached by a teenager who took hold of her, demanded money and produced a knife.

He ran off as a car approached.

The attacker was white and aged around 16. He was around 5ft 8ins and was wearing a blue Nike hooded top, black trousers and trainers. He had stubble on his chin and a low voice.

Anyone with information should call police on 01284 774100.