Police appeal after attack on girl, eight, in Lewes

Clive Smith says criminals now have free reign
Clive Smith says criminals now have free reign

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.