Man tries to grab 10 year-old girl

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Police in Derry are hunting a man who last night tried to grab a 10 year-old girl while she was playing.

A PSNI spokeswoman said the incident happened at around 9.30pm on Thursday in the Ballymagroarty area of the city.

“Sometime between 9.30pm and 10pm, as the girl was playing in a green area behind Ennis Place in the vicinity of the Community Centre she was approached by an unknown male.

“The male grabbed the girl by the arm but she managed to break free and run home. The male is believed to be in his twenties,” the spokeswoman added.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area between 9.30pm and 10pm last night to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.