Coventry & Warwickshire

Man tries to snatch girl on London Road in Coventry

A man tried to snatch a girl as she walked to school in Coventry.

The 10-year-old was on her way to Whitley Academy when she realised she was being followed.

When she was on London Road a man approached her and then grabbed her elbow. The girl was able to run away to a friend's house unharmed.

Although alarmed, she was not injured, police said. The man is described as black with a short beard, wearing a distinctive blue and orange coat.

Anyone with information about the incident on Tuesday morning is asked to contact police.

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