Assault sparks parental alert
DO YOU always know where your children are?
Parents of children around the Grafton area have been put on alert following a terrifying assault and attempted abduction of a teenage girl in Tindal Road, Eatonsville.
The girl was approached by the man in his four-wheel-drive while she was walking along the road about 7.45pm on Monday.
The man spoke to the girlbefore getting out of his vehicle and approaching her.
According to police, the man grabbed the girl by the hair and punched her, before attempting to drag her toward the four-wheel-drive and into the back of the vehicle.
Fortunately, the girl was able to break free from the man’s grasp and run toward a nearby farmhouse.
The man then drove off leaving the girl with bruising and scratches to her face.
The girl described the manto police as being of Caucasian appearance, 180 to 185cm tall, with a large build, short dark-coloured hair and clean shaven.
He was driving a light or cream-coloured four-wheel-drive with roof racks and double rear doors.
Police said yesterday there was no reason to believe this assault and abduction attempt was in any way associated with attempted abductions around the Coramba area over the past month.
Police are appealing to people with any information on the case to contact their local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Investigations into the matter are continuing.