Wembley police seeking man who followed two 12-year-old schoolgirls

Neasden Lane

A 12-year-old girl was followed in Neasden Lane and the man grabbed her arm before running off - Credit: Google

Wembley police are linking two incidents where two 12-year-old girls were followed by a man who "grabbed" one of them by the arm.

On March 11 a 12-year-old girl was followed by a man in Dobbin Close, Harrow, at around 2.10pm.

She managed to lose him near to Belmont Circle, police said.

Five days later on March 16 at a second 12-year-old girl was approached by a man on Neasden Lane at 4.20pm.

He grabbed her arm before running off.

In both cases, the suspect is described as white, slim , about 25 years of age, and was wearing a black zip-up hoodie, and blue facemask.

Schools in the vicinity have been advised of the two incidents and general safety advice has been provided.

DI Jonny Newell, from the North West Command, said: “I know that parents and local residents will be rightly concerned about these incidents, but I would like to reassure them that we are carrying out a number of enquiries in an attempt to trace this individual and continue to provide enhanced patrols within the area.

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"I would encourage anyone with specific concerns or who wishes to report a similar incident to approach a police officer or make contact via 101.

"In an emergency always call 999.”

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting CAD 5171/16MAR21.