Teenage girl left shaken after being harassed in the street in Emersons Green

March 18 2021
Teenage girl left shaken after being harassed in the street in Emersons Green

A TEENAGE girl was left “shaken” after being accosted and harassed in the street by a man in Emersons Green.

Police today appealed for help in identifying the man, who took the 16-year-old girl’s hand and told her to go with him in Wadham Grove at about 4.50pm on Friday, March 5.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said the girl refused to go with the man, who walked off towards nearby Cossham Street, in Mangotsfield.

He was described as white, in his 30s and of average build, with a long blond goatee beard and a Bristol accent.

He wore a green jacket with the hood up and jogging bottoms, possibly grey.

PC Richard Gay said: “While the victim wasn’t physically harmed in this incident, it has understandably left her shaken.

“We’re taking this seriously and, as well as keeping the victim updated with our inquiry, we continue to ensure she has access to the support she needs.

“House-to-house enquiries have been carried out and neighbourhood officers have been made aware of the man’s description.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man or who lives in the area who may have a doorbell camera or CCTV which captured him."

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 047 987.

Pictured: The junction of Wadham Grove, where the incident happened, and Cossham Street, which the suspect was last seen heading towards.