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Appeal for information following incident on Waterworks Pathway in Basingstoke

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident which took place in Basingstoke


At around 8am on Monday 23 May, a 12-year-old girl was walking along the Waterworks Pathway, which runs between Winklebury Way and Churchill Way North, when she was approached by a man on a bike who she did not know.


It was reported to police that the man took her hand and put a ring on her finger before trying to kiss her.


The man did not say anything and then cycled away back in the direction of Churchill Way North.


He is described as:


    Aged in his late 30s to mid 40s

    Approximately 5ft 2ins tall


    Black hair

    Asian with light brown skin

    Slim face with a clear complexion


The man was described as wearing black clothes with a dark red baseball cap. He was riding a yellow bike.


Police are actively patrolling this area, and officers have been conducting enquiries and working with the girl to establish the details of this incident. Officers are now asking the public to report any further information to them.


Have you seen this man in the area? Did you see him on the morning in question? Do you know who he is?


Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44220203494.


You can also submit information to us online here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org