Police are appealing for information after a man made indecent remarks to a teenage girl in Bradley Stoke.
It happened in Ormonds Close just before 7pm last night (Thursday 8th December), as the 14-year-old was walking home after meeting a friend.
She was approached by a man who grabbed her arm and made indecent comments to her. She broke free and police were called when she got home.
The man was described as white, aged in his late teens or early 20s, tall and ‘really skinny’ with short hair. He wore tracksuit bottoms, trainers, and a red waterproof coat.
Police immediately carried out a patrol of the area and made house-to-house enquiries, which are continuing.
Neighbourhood PC Steve Palmer said:
“This young lady is understandably upset by this incident and we will be carrying out a video interview.”
“This sort of incident is unusual for Bradley Stoke, but the neighbourhood team will be visiting local schools to reassure pupils and their parents and give personal safety advice.”
“I would always urge anyone who is approached in this way to call police as soon as possible – remember 999 calls from mobiles are free, even if your pay-as-you-go phone is out of credit.”
Anyone who saw a man matching the description in the area on the day, or who has any other information which could help police enquiries, is asked to call the South Gloucestershire Crime Enquiry Unit on 101.
Alternatively call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.
Related link: Police in Bradley Stoke (The Journal)
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