Police Hunt Suspicious Man

Police are appealing for witnesses after a report of a man acting suspiciously towards a ten-year-old girl in Southsea.

It happened in Cottage Grove between 4.20pm and 4.40pm on Saturday, September 22, 2012. 

It's alleged a man approached the girl, kissed her on the face and made inappropriate comments towards her. 

She was not injured. 

The man was described as: 

Asian appearance 

5ft 6 tall 

Chubby build 

Goatee beard 

Short black hair. 

Detective Constable Jackie Foley said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened. 

“I’d particularly like to talk with two men and a woman who walked past at the time and told the man to leave the girl alone. 

"This report is being treated as an isolated case as we have received no similar reports. Enquiries are continuing to locate a possible suspect known to police, but we still need independent witnesses to confirm as many details as possible about this allegation." 

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det Con Foley at Fratton police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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