Teenager grabbed by dog walker in Hailsham

The CCTV image released by Sussex Police
The CCTV image released by Sussex Police

Do you recognise this man police want to speak to about a sexual assault in Hailsham?

On July 24, at around 10.05pm, a 14-year-old girl was walking home on a path, known as Black Path, which leads from the Town Farm Estate to Vicarage Road. As she walked, she passed a man who was going in the same direction as her, and he grabbed her bottom. She ran away from him.

Investigator Chris Wild said, “The teenager was shaken but unhurt. She has described the man as in his 40s, approximately 5ft 8ins tall with dark brown hair which was thinning. He was wearing wearing dark jeans and a black polo shirt with white hoops on the front and had a white dog.

“We have checked CCTV in the area and have found a man we would like to speak to about the incident. Do you recognise him?”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1676 of 25/07.

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