Girl, 12, bites attacker to escape assault

A 12 -year-old girl escaped assault in Linslade, Bedfordshire after she bit her attacker, Police said today.

The girl was approached by a man yesterday afternoon at the junction of Mentmore Road and Wing Road.

Police said the man tried to put his hand around the girl’s mouth and pull her away from the path but she bravely bit the man, ran away and raised the alarm.

The man is described as being white, around 35 to 45 years old, skinny, with a Somerset accent and wearing dark clothing, possibly a ‘Superdry’ coat with the hood up.

Members of the Local Policing Team have contacted schools in the area to warn them of this incident.

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