A man grabs the legs of a teenage girl in an alley

A MAN grabbed the legs of a teenage girl in an alley before pulling off her shoes and running away.

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious incident on Friday.

It has been reported that a teenage girl had her shoes stolen by a stranger as she walked along a lane between Brookfield Road and Sandfield Road in Churchdown, Gloucestershire.

The 16-year-old said she was crossing the alley around 2 p.m. when she was approached from behind by a man who put his arm around her.

She was pushed before the man grabbed her legs and pulled her shoes off.

The man fled to Brookfield Road.

He was described as white, of medium build, and had hairy legs. He wore a red Adidas hoodie with black shorts.

Officers attended and searched the area, but were unable to locate the man.

Investigators are working to identify the man and are asking anyone with information, a dash cam or CCTV footage to please get in touch.

Information can be submitted online by completing the following form and referencing Incident 254 of 27 May: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us -about-existing-case-report/

You can also call the police on 101 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

James T. Quintero