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Schoolgirl pulled to ground by her hair and kicked in stomach in Nottingham park robbery

Police have arrested a man after a schoolgirl was robbed at a park.

The 13-year-old was reportedly pulled to the ground by her hair and kicked in the stomach at Queens Bower Recreation Ground, Arnold, at around 8am on 20 January.

The attacker then made off with her mobile phone.

Following extensive enquiries, a 20-year-old man was arrested yesterday (27 January) on suspicion of robbery.

The suspect has also been arrested for attempted theft following three separate incidents that were reported to have happened close to the recreation ground on 18 January.

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He remains in custody for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We will always respond swiftly to serious incidents involving violence such as robbery and we treat reports such as these incredibly seriously.

“Our determination to keep people safe and take robust action against suspected offenders was demonstrated by officers making extensive enquiries to identify and trace a suspect.

“We understand how unnerving having something forcefully taken can be and the impact that robberies can have on victims, and we hope this arrest provides some reassurance to the community.”

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