Reports man tried to steal a bag from a child on her way to school in Doncaster

There have been reports that a man grabbed a child on her way to school in Rossington this morning.

Friday, 7th January 2022, 2:50 pm
Police attending an incident.

In a post on social media a woman said her daughter was on her way to school when the man pulled her daughter from behind at 8am.

She said: “He tried taking her bag from her shoulder, she left her bag and ran. Luckily a lovely lady handed it in. She is fine but please be aware.”

The incidnet is understood to have happened near the snicket between Skipwith Gardens and Grange Road.

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The man has been described as white and wearing a navy tracksuit, black puffer jacket with the hood up.

We have contacted South Yorkshire Police about the incident and will report more information when we have it.