Man Tries To Grab Teenager

Police hope a man's distinctive goatee beard may help them trace him after he walked to a 15 year old girl in St Albans and asked her for sex.

He tried to grab her wrist but the youngster was able to run off.

The incident happened in Thursday evening (23rd Dec) between 5pm and 5.30pm as the teenager walked across a field behind Cunningham Avenue in St Albans.

Police say the girl has been left upset by what happened and they are appealing for witnesses to come forward or anyone who has information

The man is described as being tall, white and in his late twenties or early thirties. He is slim with short dark hair and a well maintained goatee beard and sideburns. He was wearing a hip length dark blue or black coat described as being made of waterproof material, black gloves grey scarf and he had a local accent.