A GIRL, aged 10, kicked a man in the shins and ran off when she was grabbed by the stranger as she walked across playing fields.
The youngster was walking over playing fields near to Circular Road, Staveley, when the man approached her and grabbed hold of her coat and began dragging her away.
When she kicked the man he fell to the ground and the girl ran off.
Police officers investigating the incident at 3.10pm on Monday, April 23, want to hear from witnesses or anyone who knows the man involved.
He was white, in his early 30s, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins tall with short dark hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt, dark blue jeans and dark coloured shoes.
House to house enquiries have been carried out.
n Call police on 101.