Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Girl Grabbed in Cornwall

news-police.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

10:55am 12th December 2012
(Updated 10:55am 12th December 2012)

Police in mid-Cornwall have launched an investigation after a girl was grabbed on the school run.

The 16 year old was walking on Trevenson Road in Pool between 8am and 8.30am on Tuesday morning when a man snatched hold of her wrist.

She managed to shake him off and ran away, unhurt.

Detectives have described the man as being in his late 20s, stocky, 6'1 - 6'2 inches tall and wearing a red t-shirt, blue jeans and white trainers.

They say he had short brown, gelled hair and a tattoo of a cross on his left forearm.

Anybody who might have seen something is being urged to contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, quoting crime reference number AC/12/4864.

 

Deborah Denis from the Lucy Faithfull Foundation said:

“These sorts of occurrences don’t happen every day and the majority of people are friendly and genuine and don’t mean any harm to children.  But as it is happening, it is serious and we do need to take that on board and take action.”

 

Tips for children:

  • Most people are friendly and genuine, but be aware that there are some people who do mean to harm children
  • Keep away from strangers, if someone approaches you say ‘No’
  • Stay with your friends and look after the friends and/or brothers and sisters that you are with
  • Let your parents or a responsible adult know where you are going, who you are going with and what time you will be back
  • Make sure you are back at that time, if you can
  • Tell someone if something happens that concerns you

 

Tips for parents:

  • Make your children are aware of the above advice
  • Reassure them it is OK to say 'No' to strangers and walk away
  • Tell them to get to a trusted place as quickly as possible if something worries them
10:55am 12th December 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
Ambulance

Girl 'Hit' In Torpoint Crash

Police say she was checked over and went home with her mum

floods portreath

WATCH: Cornwall Goes On Flood Alert

Wet and windy weather sparks a string of coastal alerts

Most read
jack-knifed lorry

UPDATE: A30 Crashes As Hail Storms Hit

Jack-knifed lorry and pile-ups spark big delays

launceston crash

PHOTO: "Lucky Escape" After Car Ends Up In Ditch

It rolled down a steep bank in Launceston

Top articles

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Men jailed after hammering nail into dog's skull and burying it alive in 'barbaric' attack

National News: Two men have been jailed after hammering a nail into a dog's head and burying it alive in a "barbaric" attack.

One Person "In Shock" After Crash

Cornwall News: Collision happened near Hayle on Saturday night

Beauty And The Beast: 'Gay moment' set to make Disney history

Showbiz News: The new Beauty And The Beast film is set to feature an "exclusively gay moment" in what is being called a watershed scene for Disney.

Behind Francois Fillon's surprising display of defiance

World News: It was an extraordinary display of defiance.

Sir Mo Farah 'annoyed' at leaked coach doping report

Sports News: Sir Mo Farah has said that he has "never broken the rules" on drugs in his sport, following the leaking of a report naming his coach.

Woman, 99, has dream of being arrested come true

Strange News: Police in the Netherlands have helped a 99-year-old woman's dream come true… by letting her spend time in a jail cell.

Newer article

Privatisation Plans Scaled Back

Cornwall News: Cornwall Council rejects 'full' BT plan

Older article

More People Calling Themselves 'Cornish'

Cornwall News: Census data shows one in ten identify as 'Cornish'

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.