Teenage girl fights off attacker
PARENTS of children around the Grafton area have been put on alert following a terrifying assault and attempted abduction of a teenage girl at Tindal Road, Eatonsville, on Monday night.
The girl was approached by a man in a four-wheel-drive vehicle while she was walking along the road about 7.45pm.
The man spoke to the girl before 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 towards 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 ran towards a nearby farmhouse.
The attacker then drove off, leaving the girl suffering bruising and scratches to her face.
The girl described the man to police as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm 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 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 Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.