Girl fights off sex attacker

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A SCHOOLGIRL fought off a youth who forced her into an alleyway and sexually assaulted her.

The 15-year-old screamed and kneed the boy, causing him to flee after he had grabbed her and forced her into an alleyway off Barley Cop Lane close to Baker Street.

It happened at 8.50pm on Monday, June 6 when the girl was followed by her assailant as she was walking home alone.

He is described as white, aged 17 or 18, 5ft 10 ins and a stocky build. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up concealing his face, dark bottoms and white trainers.

Det Sgt Mark Stephens from Lancaster CID said: “This is a serious offence on an innocent young girl and I am appealing for any witnesses who may have heard or seen anything in the area to contact us.

“The incident happened in a residential area so I would urge anyone that thinks they saw the suspect either before or after the offence to contact police.

“I would like to reassure local people that an investigation is underway and patrols have been stepped up in the area.”

Anyone with information should call Lancaster Police on 01524 63333 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.