Felixstowe: 11 Year Old Girl Approached

Police are appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old girl was approached by a man in Felixstowe.

The incident occurred at around 8.25am on Thursday 1 May near to the Kingsfleet Road entrance to Coronation Park and was reported to police last night, Friday 2 May.

The victim was approached by the man who asked her questions including her age and name, but she told him to leave her alone and then walked around the park to get away from him.

The man initially began to follow her into the park, but then turned around, but he reappeared when the victim returned to the Kingsfleet Road entrance at which point he made an inappropriate remark to her and tried to grab her skateboard which she was carrying.

The girl pulled the skateboard away from him and ran back into the park towards the Coronation Road entrance where she hid for 5-10 minutes until she believed the man had gone.  

The man is described as black, aged in his twenties, between 5ft 9in and 6ft tall, of skinny build, with short hair, clean shaven and a gold tooth to the upper left side of his mouth. He was wearing an earring on the left side described as a skull and crossbones stud, a gold ring on the left ring finger and a silver watch on the right wrist.

His clothes are described as a grey hooded zip-up jacket with black trim pockets and matching grey tracksuit bottoms which were tucked into black socks with red and white dots, a red t-shirt, and white Nike trainers with a blue ‘swoosh’ and tongue.

Police are linking this to a previously publicised incident which took place around 5.30pm on Sunday 27 April in Coronation Drive, whereby a man with a similar appearance approached a 12-year-old girl.

Anyone who believes they may know this man or who has any information about this incident is asked to contact PC Nicholas Black at Felixstowe Police Station on 101 quoting reference FE/14/686, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.