Schoolgirl grabbed on way home from school in Muswell Hill

A 14-year-old schoolgirl was attacked and dragged towards an alleyway while walking home from school in Muswell Hill.

The attacker grabbed her by the waist and tried to smother her in Colney Hatch Lane at around 2pm on June 14. But the girl managed to fight her way free, elbowing her assailant in the stomach and running to the safety of a nearby bus stop.

The teenager’s school has beefed up its security measures and police have stepped up patrols in the area.

The assailant is described as 6ft black man, aged between 25 and 30 of thin build and was wearing a hoodie at the time of the attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.