Chilling CCTV footage has emerged showing a hooded stranger creeping up behind an 11-year-old girl and then grabbing hold of her as she walked to school.
The schoolgirl breaks free and walks away from the man, but he continues to follow her along the pavement.
Parents have been warned following the incident and police have launched a hunt for the man.
The shocking scene was captured on a father-of-three's private CCTV system, a day after a similar incident near a supermarket.
The concerned father has handed the footage over to Greater Manchester Police detectives as well as the Manchester Evening News to warn others.