Police e-fit released after man approaches girl, 14, in Stroud
Police in Stroud have issued an e-fit image of a man they want to talk after a 14-year-old girl was approached on Stratford Road.
The incident happened at 8.30am on Friday, November 2, as the girl walked to school.
She was close to the entrance of Jack Russell Close when a man grabbed her by the shoulder, asked her name and to come with him.
The girl refused and ran off to school.
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The man is described as white, around 5ft 7ins tall, in his 40s, of skinny build with dark hair, bushy eyebrows and ‘deep eyes’. He was wearing a black water resistant jacket.
Officers are linking it to another incident on Tuesday (November 6) during which a 9-year-old girl reported that a man had been following her near Jack Russell Close.
Patrols in the area are continuing to identify the man and parents and children are being urged to take time to talk about personal safety and what to do if confronted by a stranger.
Further information can be found here: Gloucestershire Constabulary advice for children
Anyone who recognises the e-fit image or has any information about these reports should call 101, quoting incident 294 of November 2.