Police are appealing for information after a 14-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted as she walked home in Staveley.
The girl was walking along an alleyway off Ladybower Lane when a man allegedly took hold of her arm.
The victim kicked the man and he let go. She ran home.
The man is described as about six feet tall, of average build and wearing a dark hooded top.
The incident was not immediately reported to police and is believed to have happened on a Saturday or Sunday between October 5 and October 13. Anyone with any information should call police on 101.