Witness appeal after a teenage girl is harassed by a man in Emersons Green

Police are appealing for information and have been carrying out door-to-door inquiries after a teenage girl was harassed by a man in Emersons Green.

The incident happened on Wadham Grove at about 4.50pm on Friday 5th March.

A man took hold of a 16-year-old girl’s hand and asked her to go with him. She refused and the man walked off in the direction of nearby Cossham Street in Mangotsfield.

The man is described as white, aged in his 30s, of average build with a long blond beard and a Bristol accent.

He wore a green jacket with the hood up and possibly grey jogging bottoms.

PC Richard Gay said: “While the victim wasn’t physically harmed in this incident, it has understandably left her shaken.

“We’re taking this seriously and as well as keeping the victim updated with our inquiry, we continue to ensure she has access to the support she needs.

“House-to-house inquiries have been carried out and neighbourhood officers have been made aware of the man’s description.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man or who lives in the area who may have a doorbell camera or CCTV which captured him.”

If you can help, call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5221047987.

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