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Man in balaclava tries to grab girl, 16, in park sparking major police manhunt

A police manhunt has been launched after a balaclava-clad mad tried to grab a 16-year-old girl in a park.

The teenager has been left shaken after the ordeal in Springburn Park, Glasgow, detectives said.

Officers described it as a “very frightening experience” for the young girl, who luckily managed to run away from the suspect and was not injured in the attack .

The incident occurred around 9pm on Saturday April 17 near a boating pond in the park, Glasgow Live reports.

A man dressed in black clothing and wearing a balaclava grabbed a 16-year-old girl as she walked through the park.

The girl managed to run away from the man and called police.

Police officers from Maryhill Police Office are continuing enquiries and appealing for information.

Detective Sergeant Larry Dempsey at Maryhill CID said: “This was a very frightening experience for the young teenage girl and luckily she managed she run away from the suspect.

“It is vital that we trace the man responsible and we are currently reviewing any available CCTV in area.

“Anyone who was in Springburn Park around 9pm on Saturday, 9 April and remembers seeing a man hanging around there who was dressed in dark clothing is urged to contact police immediately.”