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Schoolgirl attacked by robber in Leigh
1:41pm Monday 4th June 2012 in News
A SCHOOLGIRL was attacked by a robber who struck in Leigh in broad daylight.
The 12-year-old was outside Leigh Cemetery , in London Road, when a man grabbed her and spun her around.
He demanded she hand over her money and her phone but she refused.
He then punched her in the stomach.
A woman then walked around the corner, disturbing the robber, and he ran off empty-handed towards West Leigh schools.
Police want to speak to this woman as she could be a useful witness.
It happened just before 3:30pm on Thursday, May 31.
The robber was of mixed race, in his late 20s, approximately 5ft 10ins tall, and slim.
He had stubble and a short beard and spoke with a foreign accent.
He was wearing a blue hoodie with yellow lining, a black T-shirt, black jeans and black slip-on shoes. He also has a tattoo on his left wrist.
Anyone with information in connection with this attempted robbery is urged to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101.