POLICE are hunting a thug who pulled a 13-year-old girl off her bike and kicked her in the stomach in a terrifying attack.
The schoolgirl was cycling with a friend in Christchurch, Dorset, when she passed the man.
He kicked the rear wheel of her bike – causing her to fall off – before kicking her in the stomach.
While he was distracted by a phonecall, the girl tried to escape on her bike but he booted the wheel again.
After she fell off for a second time, the brute kicked her in the stomach again and threatened her with a kitchen knife.
He then fled the scene, leaving the youngster with grazes and a sore stomach.
Police are now hunting the suspect following the shocking attack on March 4 at around 5pm.
He has been described as white, aged in his 50s, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build and with greying brown hair and a grey beard.
The thug was wearing a black Puffa-style coat, dark blue jogging bottoms and red and black trainers.
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PC Aaron Harvey, of East Dorset police, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the young victim.
“We have been carrying out a number of enquiries into the incident and, after obtaining a full account from the victim, we are now appealing for anyone with information that might assist our investigation to please come forward.”
Anyone with information has been asked to call Dorset Police on 101 quoting number 55210038982 or ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to remain anonymously.