Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault on an eight-year-old girl local girl who was attacked while she was walking along Blois Road, in the Landport area of Lewes, at about 6.20pm on Thursday, March 15.
The girl suffered a slight injury to her neck after being grabbed by a man who is described as white and middle-aged, of large build and with a slight beard or stubble. He was wearing a grey top.
She ran off and the man did not follow her.
PC Tom Bowen said; “The reason for this isolated incident is not clear, but there is nothing to suggest there was a sexual or other sinister motive.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 1261 of 15/03.
Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.