A WARNING has been issued after a man tried to grab a teenage girl in Bulwell — in an attack linked to two similar offences committed inside a few hours.
Investigating officers are now urging parents and schools to be vigilant after the offences on Monday (May 23) and Tuesday (May 24).
The 14-year-old was approached by a black man on the Bulwell Forest golf course, off St Albans Road, on Monday at 3.40 pm.
The suspect, who is described as between 30 and 40 years old, grabbed the girl’s bag as she walked along and shouted: ‘Come here’.
She was able to wrestle free from him and run away.
Detectives now say the description matches that of a man who also approached two schoolgirls in Carlton.
The first of those was between 2.30 pm and 5 pm on Foxhill Road on Monday. The man, who was wearing dark clothes, called to a 14-year-old girl and asked her to get into a dark-coloured car. He grabbed her arm but she was able to escape.
Then, at 8.30 am on Tuesday, on Standhill Road, Carlton, a black man in his 30s, again in a dark-coloured car, approached an 11-year-old girl and told her to get into the vehicle.
She ran off and reported the advance to staff at her school where the police were called.
School liaison officers are now working with head teachers. CCTV footage has been checked and patrols have been organised around Bulwell and Carlton.
Anyone who has information should call the police on 0300 3009999 or ring the confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.