A heroic young girl is said to be left "shaken" after successfully fighting off her attacker while she was on her way to school.
The incident, which happened in a residential area north of Birmingham, has left police on high alert as they trawl CCTV footage to help hunt down the attacker.
The Metro reports that the girl was approached by a man wearing a "mesh-type mask" and a black rucksack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
When the attacker attempted to drag the girl away, she kicked and screamed - forcing the creep to flee.
It is understood the assailant is around 20 years old and wore all-black clothing at the time of the incident.
The brave schoolgirl has since given a full statement to police to aid their investigation.
Speaking to the media, West Midlands Police said: "Fortunately incidents like this are extremely rare, but we’ve increased patrols in the area and our schools link officer has attended the nearby school to offer reassurance and advice."