Teenager assaulted in Bognor

A 14-year-old girl was assaulted in Bognor Regis by a man who it is believed was trying to get her phone number.

At around 8.15pm on Sunday (October 16), the girl was walking in Chichester Road, near to the Rising Sun pub, when she saw a car that she thinks was a black Ford Focus pull up. A man got out and the car drove off.

The man caught up with the girl and tried to engage her in conversation before grabbing her arm, causing bruising. She punched him and pushed him away and ran to a nearby house. When she knocked on the door, the suspect ran off down an alleyway that leads to Whiteways.

He is described as black, in his early 20s and of a slim or skinny build. He was wearing a dark beanie hat, a Nike jumper with red stripes, dark jogging bottoms and white trainers.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description is asked to call 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1564 of 16/10.