Police hunt man who snatched child from bath

 

British police have issued a description of a man who snatched a six-year-old girl from her bath, abused her and left her naked on a nearby street.

The girl was found distressed but safe around 15 minutes after she was reported missing from her North Tyneside home in northeast England on the evening of December 27th.

Northumbria Police have said the man is "extremely dangerous" and subjected the girl to a sexual assault in his car.

They believe the man took the girl from a ground floor bathroom while she was taking a bath after entering from the back of her house in Willington Quay in Wallsend.

Police said they were looking for a white man who was wearing a black hat, coat and gloves. The girl told the police the man was "not skinny" and had hair on the side of his face, possibly sideburns.

She was also able to give police some details of the route he took in his car as he drove around the Wallsend area.