Teenage girl battered with rock after fighting off robber in Leeds

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A teenage girl was repeatedly hit with a rock after fighting back against a would-be robber who attacked her as she walked home.

The 18-year-old was grabbed around the neck by the balaclava-clad man as she walked along Crowther Avenue, Calverley.

He demanded her phone, but a West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “She refused and began to fight him off so he hit her on the head with a stone several times and dragged her to the floor. She managed to kick at him and scream and he then fled.”

The incident happened at about 10.50pm on Tuesday.

The robber was described as 16 or 17 years-old, about 5ft 6ins tall and wearing a navy blue, zip-up hooded top.

The spokesman added: “Please let us know via 101 if you have any information to help us detect this crime for this brave victim.”

Julian Cadman

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