Attacker pretends to be ill to lure girl aged 16

Southend Standard: Attacker pretends to be ill to lure girl aged 16 Attacker pretends to be ill to lure girl aged 16

POLICE are looking for a man who tried to lure a teenage girl by laying down in the road and claiming he needed an ambulance.

Before the attack, the man had been seen eating McDonald’s fast food near the chain’s restaurant in High Road North, Laindon.

As the terrified 16-year-old girl walked past, on her way home from a friend’s house, he followed her.

She crossed the road to try to get away, but he followed and began calling to her. He then lay down in the road and said he needed an ambulance – although there appeared to be nothing wrong with him.

Her mother said: “The man then lay on the floor and called her over.

“She didn’t go over to him but instead started running.

“He started running after her.

“Luckily, a taxi driver saw him running and trying to grab her, so the driver stopped and stayed with my daughter until we arrived.”

The man made off as soon as the cabbie pulled over, leaving the girl shaken, but unharmed.

The attacker was white, in his late thirties to early forties, 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall and chubby.

He had brown hair, and was wearing a white top and green combat trousers and was walking a tan-coloured dog.

He was said to speak with a Basildon accent.

Anyone with information about the incident, at 9pm on June 9, is asked to call police on 101.

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7:50am Wed 18 Jun 14

John Right says...

I think it should be taught in schools, to use the camera on a phone, in such horrid matters, to scare, deter and hopefully identify these perverts.
I think it should be taught in schools, to use the camera on a phone, in such horrid matters, to scare, deter and hopefully identify these perverts. John Right
  • Score: 14

7:52am Wed 18 Jun 14

Mikeyzaz says...

A Basildon accent? Really? Ah! Henry Higgins must have been at the scene!
A Basildon accent? Really? Ah! Henry Higgins must have been at the scene! Mikeyzaz
  • Score: -3

8:35am Wed 18 Jun 14

tophat27dt says...

A partly drunken local Chav with his dog, with a mental problem and a pervert. What a fine speciman he is!
A partly drunken local Chav with his dog, with a mental problem and a pervert. What a fine speciman he is! tophat27dt
  • Score: 7

8:53am Wed 18 Jun 14

supermadmax says...

Sounds like drunk guy playing the fool.

There was no 'attack'.
Sounds like drunk guy playing the fool. There was no 'attack'. supermadmax
  • Score: -32

9:35am Wed 18 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Why can we not have the CCTV images retrieved from Mcdonalds whilst its still fresh.
Why can we not have the CCTV images retrieved from Mcdonalds whilst its still fresh. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 10

10:49am Wed 18 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Makes me feel sick reading this! Disgusting!
Makes me feel sick reading this! Disgusting! SLord90
  • Score: 8

11:00am Wed 18 Jun 14

pembury53 says...

no attack here, just the antics of a drunk clown, playing the fool........... no serious molester, draws such attention, or takes the dog along, to commit such a foul crime....
no attack here, just the antics of a drunk clown, playing the fool........... no serious molester, draws such attention, or takes the dog along, to commit such a foul crime.... pembury53
  • Score: -12

3:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

MitchLive says...

Laindon. 'Nuff said.
Laindon. 'Nuff said. MitchLive
  • Score: 2

4:33pm Wed 18 Jun 14

LexyGirl says...

The poor girl must have been absolutely petrified ;(
The poor girl must have been absolutely petrified ;( LexyGirl
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Wed 18 Jun 14

runwellian says...

tophat27dt wrote:
A partly drunken local Chav with his dog, with a mental problem and a pervert. What a fine speciman he is!
Don't assume that folk with mental health problems are stupid, violent or perverts
[quote][p][bold]tophat27dt[/bold] wrote: A partly drunken local Chav with his dog, with a mental problem and a pervert. What a fine speciman he is![/p][/quote]Don't assume that folk with mental health problems are stupid, violent or perverts runwellian
  • Score: 3

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