13-year-old girl groped in Mansfield

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A 13-year-old reported that an unknown man had followed her and ‘touched her bum’ whilst she was walking home along West Bank Avenue in Mansfield at around 4.35pm yesterday (Wednesday 7 December 2017).

He is described as white, of a slim build and in his late 20s with short messy mousey hair and no facial hair. He was wearing a thick cream long coat with fur around the collar.

Enquiries are ongoing and there will be increased patrols in the area, particularly during the end of school time.

Police Sergeant Andy Doran from the Mansfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We take incidents like this incredibly seriously. It is simply not acceptable. We want our youngsters to feel safe when they’re walking home from school. “Thankfully, incidents like this are rare but we will do everything in our power to catch this offender.”

If anyone recognises the description or has any information that could help, call police on 101 quoting incident 650 of 6 December. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.