Girl indecently assaulted on way home from school

A WORTHING school-girl was indecently assaulted as she walked home from school on Friday (January 24).

Police are appealing for witnesses after the victim, who was walking in The Boulevard towards the roundabout at Palatine Road at 5.20pm, was touched as she walked past a man.

The girl walked away quickly and the man followed for a short time before stopping.

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He was white, 5’ 8” and of a skinny build with collar length brown hair.

He was in his late 30s or early 40s and was wearing a light beige jacket and trousers.

PC Irene Macintosh said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim on her way home from school.

“The Boulevard is a very busy road and I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident or the man behaving suspiciously in the area. I would also urge anyone else who may have been approached by him to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting serial 627 of 27/1, email [email protected] or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.