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Renewed appeal for information about incident in Westbury
3:34pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Latest News
Wiltshire Police are appealing for information regarding an incident which occurred in Westbury.
At approximately 8.15pm on September 9 a teenage girl walked along Springfield Road and down the alley way which runs down the side of Matravers School.
She was approached by a man who grabbed her arm. Fortunately she was able to run away and raised the alarm.
The man is described as wearing black trousers with a black hoody.
DS Ian Magrath said: 'The victim was not hurt but was obviously frightened and distressed by this incident. We are appealing for anyone who was in the area to come forward.
It is believed that a man was walking a dog in the area at around 8: 00 pm and I would particularly like to speak to him as he may have important information to assist with the investigation.'
Officers are also appealing for a man who was walking in the alleyway between 7.30 - 8.00 pm. He is described as white, aged in his mid 20's and 5'9" tall.
He was wearing a black hoody with a big white square in the middle amd black tracksuit bottoms which were described as very baggy. His hoody was half up, showing some of his hair, which was described as receding.
Local officers are conducting extra patrols of the area and if anyone has concerns they are encouraged to speak with the Westbury Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Magrath at Melksham CID on 101.