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18 May 2010, 10:19
Detectives are appealing for information following the attempted abduction of a girl near Tukes Avenue on Thursday, May 13.
At about 5.25pm, a 41-year-old woman was walking with her 9-year-old daughter down the path from Tukes Avenue to Newgate Lane, near Asda, when they were approached by a man.
The man grabbed the girl around the left wrist, put his other arm around her waist and attempted to pick her up. The woman made him let her go and the man then left the scene, headed in the direction of Tukes Avenue.
Police believe this is connected to a suspicious incident that happened slightly earlier at 5pm in Tukes Avenue, where a 30-year-old woman with a baby was approached by a man who said several indecent things to her, before leaving.
The suspect is described as:
Between 25 and 35-years-old
Bleach blonde hair
Wearing a tan leather jacket tied around the waist, and carrying a green satchel bag, with the strap across the chest.
Detective Constable Chris Davies said: “The similar description and proximity of these incidents lead us to believe this may have been the same man. Witnesses stated that the man may well have been on drugs, due to his behaviour and demeanour.
“We are very keen to track down this man and if anyone saw someone fitting his description in the area at the time, they should get in contact as soon as possible.
“This kind of incident is thankfully very rare, but we would always advise members of the public to be alert at all times and watchful when out in public.”
Anyone with information should contact Fareham CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.