Teenage girl grabbed by man in Litcham, near Dereham

Monday, March 10, 2014
5:42 PM

Parents and pupils have been warned to be on their guard after a teenage girl was grabbed by a man in a mid-Norfolk village.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The 15-year-old girl was walking along Lexham Road in Litcham, between Dereham and Swaffham, at about 8pm yesterday.

She had gone past The Bull pub when she became aware of a man walking behind her. The man grabbed her by the arm, causing her to fall over. The girl then got up and ran away. She was said to be left shaken but unharmed.

The man was seen to get into a dark-coloured Land Rover and drive off towards Mileham.

He is described as white, in his 20s, about 5ft 8in tall, and with stubble. He was wearing a light-coloured, hooded top and jogging bottoms.

Litcham School headteacher Jim Adams sent out a letter to parents today, warning them and their children to be vigilant. He also spoke to pupils at the school.

Mr Adams said: “We would like to reassure parents that this kind of incident is very rare but that we are working with the police and the wider community to take all possible measures in ensuring that children at our school remain safe.

“I have written to parents and asked them to reiterate advice to their children about being vigilant and staying safe outside school when they are not accompanied by an adult and we will be reinforcing this message in school over the coming weeks.”

Suzi Olley, whose two children are at the school, said she was “shocked” to have heard what happened and has warned fellow parents on Facebook.

She said: “Parents have to be on their guard - you don’t know where this person will go next and how seriously they will attempt to do something.”

Anyone who has any relevant information is asked to contact PC Matt Harris at Dereham Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Eastern Daily Press visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Eastern Daily Press staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Eastern Daily Press account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT