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Police release cctv image following indecent assault in Portsmouth

Police are appealing for information following the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in Fratton, Portsmouth


Between 10pm and 10.30pm on Sunday 17 July the girl was walking along St Mary’s Road when she was approached by a man unknown to her on the footbridge over the railway tracks, close to the entrance of Kingston Recreation Ground.


The man touched her inappropriately and sexually assaulted her.


The girl is being supported by specialist officers.


Since the incident was reported to police, investigating officers have been conducting enquiries and now have the attached image of a man who they believe to have been in the area at the time.


Officers would like to speak to him in connection with this investigation.


He is described as:


Of average build


Wearing a blue and white vertically striped short sleeved shirt, dark blue jeans and dark footwear.


Anyone who recognises the man pictured should contact police on 101 quoting reference 44220288216.


Officers would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and has information that may assist their enquiries.


Perhaps you saw what happened, the moments leading up to it or the aftermath? Or maybe you were driving through the area and have dash cam footage that may help the investigation?


Alternatively, go online and submit information via the following form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


You can also submit information 100% anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or at https://crimestoppers-uk.org/