Man Grabs 13-Year-Old Girl In Gosport Park

31 October 2013, 16:30 | Updated: 31 October 2013, 16:33

Police are appealing for information after a 13-year-old girl was approached by a man in Leesland Park, Gosport at around 3.50pm on Wednesday, October 30th.

The girl was at the junction of Leesland Road, Whitworth Close and Daisy Lane when she heard footsteps behind her. As she turned around a man took hold of her wrist. The girl broke free and ran off into Whitworth Close. The man did not try to follow her. The girl wasn't hurt.
The man is described as:

  •   White with very pale skin
  •   Wearing grey tracksuit bottoms with elasticated ankles and white trainers with white laces
  •   Black or green coloured mark on the back of his hand which could have been a tattoo
  •   Smelt unclean
  •   Deep voice

Det Sergeant Gemma Hunter said:

"We have a high visibility presence in the area, conducting enquiries and providing reassurance.
"This appears to be an isolated incident. However, as a precaution and as darkness is now falling earlier in the day, we would remind everyone to be more aware of their personal safety.

"Try to make sure someone knows where you are and what time you are likely to be home, avoid walking in secluded areas alone in darkness and keep your personal possessions out of sight."
Anyone with information relating to this incident should contact DS Hunter at Fareham police station on 101.