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Sex attack horror as girl, 6, lured from playground and assaulted in woods


The young girl was lured away from her family, who were in a park in the village. The attack took place at around midday on Saturday, September 18 and police are asking anyone with information to assist in their investigation.

The child was “momentarily lured” into a nearby wooded area by a boy in the area near Rowheath Park in Bournville, where she was sexually assaulted.

Police were informed after the victim confided in her mum about the assault when they were returning home from the park.

Officers are appealing for information on the boy involved in the incident which has been described as “awful” by the force.

The boy involved is described as being aged between 12-16 with blond hair and was wearing a blue jacket and jeans.

Permission was sought from the victim’s family before the appeal was launched, and they are receiving support from the police following the incident.

West Midlands Police said: “An investigation is underway, including forensics, a trawl of nearby CCTV and we’re speaking to people in the area.

“We’re increasing patrols to offer reassurance.

“We’re asking for your help – did you see anyone matching this description in the area earlier today?”

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“While we do not wish to alarm local people or anyone visiting the park, we wish for people to be aware and alert, and tell us anything which may assist our investigation.

“The circumstances in which the boy approached the little girl are extremely unusual and we’re doing all we can to find out who he is.”

In a statement issued by the police , they said: “We need your help after a child reported a sexual assault in a park in Birmingham yesterday (18 September).

“It happened in Rowheath Park at around midday.

“The six-year-old girl was with her family on the playground when she was momentarily lured into a nearby wooded area by a boy who is described as possibly between 12-16-years-old with blonde hair.”

The statement added: “She told her mother shortly after on their way home and it was then reported to us.

“Based on what we’ve been told, we are investigating a sexual assault, and we’re keen to learn more about the circumstances of what’s been reported.”

Anyone with information can message police via Live Chat on the website or call the force on 101 quoting crime number 20/749042/21.

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