Essex

Essex Police calls off 'school girl grab' investigation

Police investigating reports that a nine-year-old girl was grabbed by a man as she waited in an Essex playground say no offence was committed.

Essex Police was called to The Downs Primary School in The Hides, Harlow on Monday afternoon.

Appealing for help, the police had said the girl ran into the school after being accosted, and was unhurt.

The matter was "thoroughly investigated" and no offence had been committed, the police said.

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