A nine-year-old girl was attacked by a man as she walked home from school in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said Tuesday.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:40 p.m. on Monday. Fuji TV reported that girl was walking by herself in Iriyamazucho when a man came up behind her, hit her in the head with some sort of blunt object and then fled.
The terrified girl ran home and her family took her to hospital where her head injury required several stitches.
Police said the girl told them she had never seen the man before.© Japan Today