Image After Popley 10-year-old Assault

Police in Basingstoke have given Heart an Efit of a man they want to speak to after a 10-year-old boy was pushed to the ground.

Officer say the boy was not hurt during the incident in the Romsey Close area of Popley which happened between 7pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 27.

Police received reports that between the same times on Sunday, April 1, an eight-year-old girl alleged she was assaulted in the same area of Popley, but officers are confident the two incidents are not linked.

The alleged victim of the second incident has described her attacker as possibly being mixed race and said he had damage to a front tooth. He was wearing a black hooded-top which had a skull motif on the front and blue jeans or trousers with a rip in the right knee. He was wearing his hood up but had a black baseball cap on underneath which had a multi-coloured pattern on it.
Detective Constable Drew Wright said:

"We are working to find out exactly what happened in both of these reported incidents but are confident they are not linked.
"While there is no immediate risk to children in the Popley area, I would like to remind parents to make their children aware of 'stranger danger' advice and encourage their children tell a trusted adult if they have any worries."

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