A kerb-crawler who tried to get a young girl to get into his car is thought to have harassed young girls on at least two more occasions – once leaning out of his car to grab a 16-year-old girl’s bottom.
Police today appealed for anyone seeing a driver behaving suspiciously in the area to call them at once.
At about 7pm on Tuesday, August 5, a 14-year girl from Estonia, who has been staying with a family in Patcham whilst studying English in Brighton, was walking along a road believed to be Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, when she was approached by a man in a blue hatchback car who asked her to get in. She refused and he drove off.
On Wednesday, August 6 two girls were walking on Carden Avenue at 3.40pm when a blue car stopped and the driver stared at them before letting them cross the road. They then went into Asda and saw the same car being driving around the car park.
Around 7pm that day a 16-year-old girl was out jogging on Tongdean Lane when a blue car drove past her and the driver leaned out and touched her bottom.
Detective constable Leon Howe said: “All the girls did the right thing by reporting this suspicious behaviour to police.
“The man is described by the Ladies Mile Road and Tongdean Lane is described as being white, in his 20s with short blond hair.
“The Carden Avenue man is described as having short brown hair and glasses. The car is always described as a small blue car.
“We are asking if anyone has seen this car acting suspiciously or anyone has any information about these incidents to contact police on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 quoting serial 1484 of 6/8.”