Police are appealing for witnesses to assault in Poynton | Knutsford Times

Police are appealing for witnesses to assault in Poynton

By on September 1, 2018

Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Poynton last week.

The incident happened at 9.20pm on Thursday 30 August 2018 on a footpath off Vernon Road.

A teenage girl was grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground by an unknown man. The girl managed to get away after kicking him.

The man is described as white and was wearing a black hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock said: “We are appealing for anyone who saw anything unusual in the area to come forward and speak to police.

“We are currently trying to piece together the full circumstances of what has happened so any information – no matter how small – may assist with our enquiries.

“There have been no other reports of similar incidents in the area but we have stepped up patrols to provide reassurance to the local community.

“If you have information, which could assist with the investigation, then please contact Cheshire Police by using our online form on https://cheshire.police.uk/contact/general-enquiries or call us on 101, quoting incident number IML 170456.”

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