Two men try to snatch girl near Victoria Park in Leicester

A mother is warning young people to be vigilant after her daughter was grabbed by a man near Victoria Park.

The 17-year-old, believed to be a college student was on her way home on Victoria Park Road, at about 5.40pm yesterday evening when she was approached by a male. 

The suspect grabbed the student’s arm and tried to force her to go with him. Another male suspect also joined him telling her they were together. 

The young woman managed to break free and ran home, where she told her mother what had happened.

She said the incident lasted about eight minutes. Although she was left extremely shaken, she was not hurt in the attack.

The student also told her mum she tried to shout out for help from people who were walking by but nobody stopped.

The mother posted the incident on her Facebook page to warn others and has spoken to Leicestershire Police about the attack.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “At 6.15pm on Monday 6 January, we received a report of a man approaching a teenager in Victoria Park Road, Leicester.”

“It was reported that the man touched the 17-year-old girl on the arm and spoke to her, but did not make any threats. She was not injured.”

“Enquiries are being carried out to identify the man and anyone with information is asked to call us.”

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