A 12-year-old Scots faculty lady has been lauded on-line for her bravery after keeping off a would-be attacker in East Kilbride.
The teenager, who we have now chosen to not identify, is alleged to have “kicked” the person on the shin and “elbowed him on the facet of the top” after he grabbed her by the arm.
Experiences of the incident on Friday night, which came about within the Stewartfield space, had been shared online over the weekend, together with particulars of the lady’s courageous efforts to get away.
Now police are investigating three separate incidents of “regarding behaviour” from a person in direction of younger ladies within the space.
Of the incident involving the younger lady, a involved feminine took to Fb to share particulars and challenge a warning to others.
She posted on Saturday: “Yesterday round 5.20pm, a younger lady was strolling from Stewartfield Morrisons to a member of the family’s home close to Alwyn Drive, alongside the trail on the fringe of Stewartfield Crescent.
“She was between Bellflower Grove and Dunnottar Crescent when a person grabbed her arm.
“She kicked him on the shin after which elbowed him on the facet of head and managed to interrupt free and ran as quick as she might.
“It’s price a reminder to our kids about being conscious and what to do if this occurs. Police informed the younger lady if she is ever frightened to casually movie what is occurring spherical about her.
“The younger lady is just 12 and is actually grateful of her expertise from Taekwondo which undoubtedly helped her.”
Police say that, within the final week, three ladies have reported a person behaving suspiciously within the Stewartfield space.
The primary incident occurred round 6.50pm on March 17, the place a girl reported a person appearing suspicious on Stewartfield Street.
A second incident came about two days in a while Friday, March 19, the place a girl was approached and spoken to by a person round 2.30pm.
And round 5.15pm that very same day, a 3rd incident came about when a person approached the teenager on Stewartfield Crescent.
Inspector David Doherty from East Kilbride’s neighborhood policing unit mentioned: “We perceive incidents of this nature are regarding for the area people.
“However I wish to reassure them we have now an elevated police presence within the space and are conducting enquiries to ascertain the total circumstances surrounding this.
“Anybody who has any considerations surrounding these incidents or has had an identical encounter, please get involved with police.”
Police say they’re persevering with to hold out enquires to ascertain if the incidents are linked, however reviews and feedback on the matter have already been made on-line.
Anybody with any details about the incident ought to contact police on 101.
Info might be left anonymously with Crimestoppers through 0800 555 111.
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