Man ‘grabbed girl’ as she walked through graveyard

Posted On 26 Apr 2017 at 2:43 pm

Police are investigating a report that a man grabbed a 13-year-old girl as she walked to school through Hove Cemetery at around 8.10am this morning. He allegedly dragged the girl a short distance before she managed to break free and run away.

The suspect is described as a tanned man, approximately 6′, aged between 40 – 50 years. He was of very large build, with dark hair which was long enough to tuck behind his ears. He was described as wearing a long brown T-shirt, brown baggy trousers and a red scarf with white dots around his neck.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or believes they may have information is urged to contact police online via https://sussex.police.uk/contact-us/response-to-appeal/ or call 101 quoting serial 248 of 26/04.

Detective Sergeant David Rose said: “We are working closely with the school in relation to this report and will be carrying out extra patrols in the area. While incidents like this are obviously concerning, we are not currently linking this to any others. The public are reminded to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to police.”

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