Police release e-fit of man who approached teenage girl and held her hand

Police release e-fit of man who approached teenage girl and held her hand

Police release e-fit of man who approached teenage girl and held her hand

First published in News

Police hunting a man who approached a teenage girl in Hampshire and held her hand have released an e-fit picture.

The 15-year-old was walking by herself through the children's play area in Buckland Park off Washington Road in Portsmouth between 11.35am and 11.45am on Wednesday, July 2.

A man sitting on a bench with a bicycle approached the girl and took hold of a hand. He let go moments later and cycled away towards North End.

Although there was physical contact between the man and the girl, the 15-year-old was not injured.

Detective Constable Peter Bugden, said: “We are making a fresh appeal for information now that we have an efit. I would urge anyone who recognises the man in the efit, to come forward and speak to us in confidence.

“We are still keen to speak with a woman walking with a small brown dog who was in the park at the time of the incident.”

The man has been described as black, wearing a lime green hooded jogging top.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Bugden at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

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8:46am Wed 23 Jul 14

Subject48 says...

seriously ?
seriously ? Subject48
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9:06am Wed 23 Jul 14

excusemoi says...

Subject48 wrote:
seriously ?
Yes Seriously.
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: seriously ?[/p][/quote]Yes Seriously. excusemoi
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9:06am Wed 23 Jul 14

SotonGreen says...

What the hell,when did hand holding become a criminal offence ?
What the hell,when did hand holding become a criminal offence ? SotonGreen
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10:20am Wed 23 Jul 14

solomum says...

This is likely to have been very innocent. In other countries, gentleman will approach pretty females and hold there hand as a compliment so this guy could well have been doing that. Then again, perhaps there is more to this than has been reported.
This is likely to have been very innocent. In other countries, gentleman will approach pretty females and hold there hand as a compliment so this guy could well have been doing that. Then again, perhaps there is more to this than has been reported. solomum
  • Score: -2

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