Police appeal after sexual assault on girl, 12, in Ilfracombe

PUBLISHED: 09:19 23 December 2015 | UPDATED: 11:16 23 December 2015


Officers appeal to anyone who saw teenage boy who allegedly assaulted the 12-year-old in Ilfracombe park.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a girl was sexually assaulted in Bicclescombe Park in Ilfracombe.

The 12-year-old girl was walking through the park at around 8.45pm on Saturday, December 12, when she was approached from behind by a teenage boy.

The boy assaulted her and the girl ran away. He chased her until he was spotted by a member of the public, said police.

The boy is described as being in his mid to late teens, around 5ft 9ins in height and was wearing black tracksuit bottoms and a hooded top.

He was carrying a small over-the-shoulder bag.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone else who has information that could assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk, quoting crime number CR/085862/15.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or reporting online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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