Teenage girl left in shock after assault in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 16:16 08 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:20 08 July 2016

Police are appealing for information abuot the attack in Marlborough Park

Police are appealing for information abuot the attack in Marlborough Park

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A teenager has been left in shock after fighting off an attacker who grabbed her round the face in Harpenden.

The 14-year-old was approached from behind by a man between 6.30-7pm on Sunday June 26 when she was walking along Marlborough Park, Southdown.

Although she was grabbed around the face which caused her to fall to the ground, the teenager managed to fight her attacker off and escape from him.

The victim is unable to describe the man and police are calling for information.

Det Insp Pete Frost, investigating, said: “Thankfully the victim was not injured but has understandably been left shocked by what happened.

“We take incidents of this kind very seriously and are doing all we can to identify the person responsible.

I would like to ask for anyone in the area at the time to come forward and assist us in our enquiries.

“While this is most likely to be an isolated incident, I would always encourage people to be aware of their surroundings when out and about and try to stick to busier areas.”

Anyone with information can contact the Herts Police on 101.

Or, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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