Masked man in black ‘grabbed girl, 10, around waist as she was on her way to school’ 

Black-masked man ‘grabbed 10-year-old girl around the waist and tried to drag her on her way to school’

  • A 10-year-old girl was allegedly ‘grabbed around the waist’ on her way to school
  • It happened on Tuesday morning in the Great Barr, northwest of Birmingham.
  • The young man’s school, Arena Academy, issued an alert to parents that same day.
  • Assistant Principal Carol Kilroy said the man was wearing all black and a ski mask.

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A 10-year-old girl was allegedly grabbed around the waist by a masked man who then tried to drag her away as she headed to school.

The girl managed to escape while “kicking and screaming”, causing the attacker to run away.

The alleged attack took place in broad daylight in the Great Barr, northwest of Birmingham, on Tuesday morning and the boy’s school issued an alert to parents.

The school, Arena Academy, said one of its students had been grabbed by a “man wearing a balaclava” who was “dressed in all black”.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said they were investigating after a girl was “grabbed by a man on her way to school” and it happened in the “grassy area on Sandy Lane, near Booths Lane, in Great Barr, at 8:15”. am.’

A masked man allegedly grabbed a 10-year-old girl around the waist and then tried to drag her away as she headed to school on Sandy Lane (pictured), in the Great Barr, northwest of Birmingham.

A masked man allegedly grabbed a 10-year-old girl around the waist and then tried to drag her away as she headed to school on Sandy Lane (pictured), in the Great Barr, northwest of Birmingham.

He said: ‘The girl was grabbed around the waist from behind by a man who tried to drag her. She kicked and screamed and the attacker ran off.

He is described as being in his 20s, tall and thin. He was wearing all black clothing, as well as a black cap, leather gloves, large black boots, and a mesh-type mask. He was wearing a black backpack.

The spokesman said the young woman was “understandably shocked” but was safe and supported, and had “bravely” given a statement to assist the police investigation.

Arena Academy Associate Principal Claire Kilroy said in the alert to parents Tuesday that they had become aware of an incident that morning involving one of her students.

The school, Arena Academy (pictured), issued an alert in which Assistant Principal Claire Kilroy said they had become aware of an incident that morning involving one of their students.

The school, Arena Academy (pictured), issued an alert in which Assistant Principal Claire Kilroy said they had become aware of an incident that morning involving one of their students.

The school, Arena Academy (pictured), issued an alert in which Assistant Principal Claire Kilroy said they had become aware of an incident that morning involving one of their students.

She said police were involved and the school was in contact with them and asked anyone looking for more information or someone to talk to about it to email her or call police on 101.

The West Midlands Police spokesman said the force is tracking via CCTV and investigations are ongoing and asked anyone who was in the area and might have seen the man described to contact them.

He added that incidents like this were fortunately extremely rare, but patrols had been increased in the area and reassurance and advice had been offered to the school.

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