Schools warned after attempted abduction of Leeds girl

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A manhunt was launched and schools have been alerted after the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Leeds.

The man grabbed the girl in Chapeltown, Leeds, but she managed to twist the would-be abductor’s arm and break free, running off.

The attack took place between 4pm and 4.15pm on Thursday (November 10) as the youngster walked through an alleyway that runs alongside Holy Rosary School on Leopold Street, Chapeltown,Leeds,

A man grabbed her by the arm and shouted “come with me.”

The man is described as black, possibly in his early 20s, short, probably around only 5ft 4in tall with an Afro type hair style.

He had distinctive patchy marks on his skin and spoke with a stammer.

At the he was wearing a red checked cardigan and black jeans.

Insp Matt Davison, of the Chapel Allerton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Incidents of this type are rare but are very concerning. We have a good description of the suspect, who the victim says she has seen in the local area a number of times over recent weeks. We have additional patrols in the area. I would ask people who could help to contact police on 0845 60 60 606.

Mark Cashin

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