Fresh clue in hunt for park snatcher

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This is the man wanted by police for grabbing a schoolgirl as she walked through a Blackpool park.

The 15-year-old had been making her way to St Mary’s Catholic College when she was grabbed on the arm in Stanley Park shortly after 8.15am on July 2.

Police said the girl had noticed a man acting suspiciously shortly after leaving her home near Whitegate Drive.

As she made her way down Woodlands Grove, police said the victim felt uneasy and decided to take the shortcut through the park.

But as she entered the path between the golf course and the lake, the man tried to grab hold of her.

However, the girl managed to struggle free and run to school where she reported the incident to teachers.

Detectives investigating the incident have now released this Evofit of the man they want to find and have also released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with this incident.

Det Insp Tony Baxter, from Blackpool CID, said: “The victim has been able to produce an Evofit of the attacker and I would ask the public to have a look at the image and see if they recognise the man.

“We have also been able to provide a much more detailed description of the man and I ask people to think back and see if they recall this man in the area.”

The attacker is white, in his 40s or maybe older and around 5ft 8ins tall.

He has a chunky build, dark stubble and is bald apart from a little bit of light blonde hair on the top.

He was wearing a baby blue button up shirt with an open neck, a black zip up waterproof jacket, smart black trousers, brown walking shoes, carrying a black Karrimoor rucksack and an iPhone.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.