Police appeal for witnesses following an attempt to steal a dog from nine-year-old girl in Malvern - The Malvern Observer

Police appeal for witnesses following an attempt to steal a dog from nine-year-old girl in Malvern

Malvern Editorial 18th Sep, 2017   0

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who tried to steal a dog from a young girl in Malvern.

The incident happened at Great Malvern Cemetery between 1.25pm and 1.38pm on Sunday when the nine-year-old girl was walking her dog.

An unknown man attempted to remove the dog from her control.

The girl received minor injuries to her wrist but managed to flee the scene with her dog along Madresfield Road in the direction of Pickersleigh Road.




It is believed the male got into a small silver ‘square shaped’ car possibly an X or Y registration with blacked out side windows, silver hub caps and black door handles in company with a woman passenger.

The vehicle exited the cemetery on to Madresfield Road in the direction of Pickersleigh Road.


The offender is described as a white man, aged 50-60 years old, tall and thin build.

He had very short cropped grey hair balding down the centre and a very short grey beard on the underside of the chin only and was wearing black rectangular or square framed glasses, a red, green and cream vertically striped roll neck jumper, black trousers and black trainers.

He spoke with a foreign accent.

The passenger is  described as a white woman aged in her 60s, short, medium to large build, with white fluffy/curly hair, wearing a white short sleeved floral top with a net effect, black trousers, red socks  and  purple trainers.

Detective constable Karl High of West Mercia Police said: “We’re extremely concerned about this incident which has been traumatic for the victim  and her family ”

“We want to reassure residents that we are continuing to conduct patrols in the area.

“We are very keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed the incident or seen the people involved.”

The victim and her family are being supported by specialist officers.

Anyone with information should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote reference number 410S of September 17.

 

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