Police warning to women after girl assaulted in MoretonPolice are warning woman to avoid unlit areas in Moreton after a teenage girl was assaulted on her way home from visiting friends.
The 16-year-old was walking along Pasture Lane towards Leasowe railway station where she intended to catch a bus.
The teenager took a short-cut through an alley which leads to the front of the station and was approached from behind by a man in a balaclava who pushed her against a fence.
Police say the attacker tried to grab her but she was able to break free and ran off.
The disturbing incident took place at about 11.45pm, last Thursday, March 17.
Detective Inspector Dave McCaughrean said: "I am keen to hear from anyone who may have information which could help us in this investigation.
"I would also like to take this opportunity to remind women to be extra vigilant, and take care when they go out at night.
"Try to avoid unlit or dark areas, and if you can, stay with someone you know.
"Where possible always carry a personal attack alarm."
A 15-year-old youth from Eastham has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. THE GLOBE