Cops hunt pervert who grabbed girl, 10, as she played hide-and-seek in park bushes

POLICE are hunting a pervert who attacked a 10-year-old girl as she played hide-and-seek with friends in a park in North Wales.

The incident happened around 8.45am on Tuesday in a park in Shotton, Deeside.

The suspect, who has brown, grey hair and a beard, is understood to have grabbed hold of the girl as she was hiding in the bushes.

He fled when the girl screamed for help.

A dog walker is also believed to have disturbed him.

DI Eleri Thomas said they carried out an immediate search of the area and appealed for witnesses to come forward.

She said: "This was a traumatic experience for the young victim who, thankfully, was not injured.

"I would like to reassure the community that we have a dedicated team of officers on this investigation and I am appealing specifically to the dog walker, who went to the girl’s aid, to come forward and contact us."

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