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23 April 2016, 10:26 | Updated: 23 April 2016, 11:16
Extra police patrols taking place after 11-year-girl assaulted near a school in Newbury
It happened around 3.30 on Friday afternoon along Love Lane when she was approached by a man in his 40's as she walked near Trinity School.
Here is the statement from Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after an assault in Newbury today (22/4).
The victim, an eleven-year-old girl, was walking along Love Lane at around 3.30pm from Trinity School towards Shaw-Cum-Donnington Primary School when she was approached from behind by a white man in his 40s. He was described as “scruffy”.
Investigating officer, Det Con Snezhanna Lennon of Force CID based at Newbury Police Station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim.
“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at this time and witnessed this incident or saw anything suspicious between 3 and 4pm today to contact police on 101 quoting URN 916 (22/4)
“Extra patrols from the neighbourhood policing team are in the area. I would like to reassure the community that we are conducting a thorough investigation to find out what happened.
“If anyone has any concerns please speak to one of our officers or contact TVP on 101.”