Update: Girl, 12, approached by man in Eckington


Police have released more information after a schoolgirl was approached by a man in Eckington.

On Wednesday, July 12 police received a report that a 12-year-old girl was approached by a man in Eckington.

At 8.10am the girl was walking along Hornthorpe Road which leads to West Street, when she was allegedly approached by a man. The man asked her to go with him and threatened her and the girl ran off.

The man was described as in his 50s-60s, with white hair which was in a quiff at the front. He had a large belly and walked with a limp. He was wearing a light coloured short sleve shirt and dark coloured chino style trousers.

The man also had a small, scruffy looking, wiry dog with his which was on a lead.

Officers investigating would like to speak to a group of schoolboys that were in the area at the time that may have witnessed the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Kevin McInally on 101 quoting reference number 17000296309.

Alternatively, send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.