Cleethorpes man in court after ‘vicious attack’ on teenage girl

Cleethorpes man in court after vicious attack on teenage girl

Cleethorpes man in court after ‘vicious attack’ on teenage girl

A local man has been jailed today after he attempted to kidnap a teenage girl in what has been described as a ‘vicious attack’ this June.
Kevin Haigh, 53 of Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, pled guilty to attempted kidnap to commit a sexual offence and assault at an earlier hearing.
On Wednesday 3 June 2020, Haigh is reported to have approached a teenage girl on Kings Road, close to the junction with Chichester Road.
Today he appeared at Grimsby Crown Court for sentencing.
The court heard how he spoke to the teenager before putting gaffer tape over her face.
The girl attempted to use her phone to call for help but Haigh took it from her.
She managed to escape, but was left incredibly shaken by the incident.
Inspector Rhod Troake, from Humberside Police force’s Major Crime Team, said:
“Haigh carried out a vicious attack on an unsuspecting teenage girl, causing her to fear for her life purely for his own sexual gratification.
“I am reassured that he is now off our streets and unable to commit further offences of this nature.
“I can only begin to imagine the horror that the victim felt that day, and I hope that today’s sentencing brings her some sense of justice.
“Thankfully these types of incidents are incredibly rare, however I hope today’s sentencing serves as a warning to anyone considering committing an offence of this nature – if you do, we will do everything we can to put you behind bars.”
Haigh was handed a sentence of 11 years.

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