Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Girl, 10, hits attacker with stick in Eastleigh park

A 10-year-old girl beat off an attacker with a stick after he picked her up around the waist and lifted her up in an Eastleigh park.

The girl was approached from behind by the man in Stoke Park, Mitre Copse. He fell over when the girl hit him with the stick and she was able to run off.

She was unable to provide a detailed description of the attacker, who struck on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Anyone who witnessed the attack is asked to contact Hampshire Police.

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