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Police appeal after schoolgirl assaulted

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Police are appealing for information after a schoolgirl was assaulted at Penwortham in Lancashire.

The 14-year-old was approached as she walked along Rawstorne Road close to the junction with Mornington Road at about 8.25am today.

The man grabbed the girl by the wrist, tried to kiss her and then slapped her face. As a result she fell to the floor.

The attacker ran off towards Lawrence Road. He is described as white, aged in his 40s or 50s, clean shaven with long grey straggly hair and wearing a black hooded top.

Extra patrols have been put on in the area and people are advised to be extra vigilant.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information or who may have dash cam footage to get in touch.