Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was approached by a man on her way to school on Friday (19 March).
The victim was walking along Chessington Road towards the junction with Ruxley Lane at about 07.50am, opposite the Texaco petrol station, when a white van stopped beside her in slow-moving traffic. A man jumped out, walked around the vehicle to her, and attempted to grab her wrist. She ran away and the vehicle made a U-turn and drove off.
The girl was physically unharmed.
The suspect is described as a white man in his late 30s to early 40s, wearing a grey tracksuit and cap. He is around 5’8” tall.
His vehicle was described as a plain white van with mud splashes on it.
If you were in the area of Chessington Road or Ruxley Lane on Friday 19 March between 07.30am and 8am and saw anything that could assist with our investigation, please get in touch. We would be especially keen to view any CCTV, dashcam or helmet cam footage you have that might have captured the incident, or before and after it took place.
Please contact us quoting PR/45210028158 via:
• Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk • Online https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ • Calling us on 101
If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.