Girl-grabber to appear in court

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A MAN will be tried in court for attempting to abduct a girl of 13.

Kieran Rogers, now 58, from Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted, was charged with attempted abduction by police and appeared at West Herts Magistrates Court yesterday to plead not guilty.

He will appear at St Albans Crown Court on August 16.

He grabbed the girl when she was returning to Berkhamsted School Kings Campus after a sports lesson in its playing fields off Chesham Road, police believe.

She allegedly fought him off with her lacrosse stick.