Schoolgirl followed by man in balaclava

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A man wearing a balaclava stalked a young girl down an alleyway as she walked to school.

The youngster escaped by jumping on her bike and cycling away.

Police are hunting the man who followed the girl between Kimble Drive and Aylesbury Road between 7.40am and 8am on Yesterday (Thursday) morning.

PC Matthew Romecin said: “This is naturally a worrying incident and we’d like to reassure the community that we are working hard to find the person responsible.

“We’re appealing for witnesses to come forward, and would also ask anyone who experiences a similar incident to contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Romecin on 101.