9yo girl followed by men, ‘grabbed around the waist’ on way to school

A 9-year-old girl has managed to escape after a man allegedly grabbed her around the waist as she walked to school in Tweed Heads yesterday.

Police said the terrifying incident happened just before 8.30am, as the the child was walking along Heffron Street.

It’s understood the young girl noticed two men men standing out the front of a house.


“Police have been told the two men followed the girl, before one of them grabbed her around the waist,” NSW police said in a statement.

Luckily, the girl managed to escape and reported the incident to a teacher, who contacted police.

Police are now on the hunt for two men who they believe might be able to assist.

The first man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged between 20 and 30, with short brown hair, and a nose stud in the right side of his nose and a black coloured tattoo on his right ankle.

He was wearing a black t shirt, black long shorts and black sneakers without laces.

The second man is described as being aged between 20 and 30, with short brown hair, dark skin, and a silver nose ring between his nostrils.

He was wearing a dark blue t shirt, black pants and black shoes with laces.

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