Isle of Wight: Sex Assault On 11-Year-Old Girl

7 September 2014, 09:07

Police are investigating a sexual assault against an 11-year-old girl on the Isle of Wight.

It happened at around 11am on Saturday, September 6 when the victim was at Fort Victoria, near Yarmouth, with her family.

She was approached by a man who allegedly sexually assaulted her and then walked away.

The man is described as:

  •   White man with pale skin
  •   In his 50s
  •   Uncut grey hair
  •   Clean shaven
  •   About six feet tall
  •   Average build
  •   Deep voice
  •   At the time of the incident the man was wearing a short-sleeved shirt with dark blue and light blue stripes and blue jeans.

Police arrested a man earlier today. The man has since been released with no further action to be taken against him.
Detective Sergeant John Stirling, said:

"This was a rare but very serious incident against a child, during the day in a busy picnic site.

"We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area or who recognises the man from the description."
Police have increased patrols in the area over the weekend to reassure the local community.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact DS Stirling in the Isle of Wight Investigation teams on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.