Police hunt creep who ran up to primary schoolgirls and stroked their HAIR

POLICE are hunting a creep who targeted primary schoolgirls and stroked their hair.

The fiend approached both girls in Tewkesbury, Gloucs, over two days.

The man targeted the girls on Margaret Road in Gloucestershire


The man targeted the girls on Margaret Road in Gloucestershire

He targeted the first on March 17 at around 8.45am when he ran up to her and stroked her hair.

The second attack was the next day between 4.30pm and 5pm.

Police are now hunting the suspect, who was described as being between 50 and 60 years old.

They say he had grey hair and a short grey beard but no moustache.

The man was of a large build, with green eyes and a deep voice. He was wearing a black fleece and blue jeans.

His second victim described him as having grey hair, long beard and scruffy clothes.

Police haven’t revealed the ages of the girls but said they are of primary school age.

The force said: “Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who has approached school girls in Tewkesbury.

“Officers are investigating two reports the man has stroked the hair of the primary school aged girls.

“The incidents both took place on Margaret Road, with the first happening at around 8.45am on Wednesday 17 March and the second between 4.30pm and 5pm on Thursday 18 March.

“Inquiries are ongoing and officers will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 84 of 17 March or incident 131 of 18 March.

Parents and children are also urged to review the stranger danger advice at www.nspcc.org.uk.

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