Police investigate Grange girl's complaint following white van incident (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Police investigate Grange girl's complaint following white van incident
3:57pm Friday 26th October 2012 in News
POLICE are investigating an incident in Grange-over-Sands where a young girl reported being touched on the arm by a man in a passing white van.
It follows a report from the mother of the 12-year-old girl who said that her daughter had returned home upset yesterday afternoon.
Police said the incident happened at 3.46pm while the girl was out walking her dog. The girl ran off immediately and was helped home by a member of the public.
Detective Sergeant Mark Jacobs, who is leading inquiries, said: “We want to reassure members of the local community that this incident is being fully investigated and we are making every effort to trace the person in the white van to establish what happened.
“No one has been harmed but a young girl was left upset by the experience.
“It is important that people contact us if they have any information. If anyone has seen a small white van in the area acting suspiciously or if you were in the area at the time and can help establish what happened, we would like to hear from you.”
Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact Kendal CID on 101.