Police are warning parents to “remain vigilant” throughout summer after a man wearing shades allegedly attempted to grab a nine-year-old schoolgirl at the park.

Thankfully the girl managed to flee from the man after the “suspicious incident” at around 12pm in Ashton Keynes, Wilts, yesterday. She was walking through a park with her younger sister when the man “grabbed her” in broad daylight.

The girl ran home and told her parents who reported the “frightening experience” to the police. The suspect has been described as white, in his early 40s, tall and thin with grey stubble and light brown hair. He was said to be wearing a dark blue t-shirt with writing on, sunglasses, grey cap and jeans.

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