Attempt to sexually assault girl in Bognor Regis

Police have launched an investigation after an attempted sexual assault on a girl in Bognor Regis.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 10:51 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 10:52 am

Police have said they are appealing for witnesses after receiving a report of an attempted sexual assault on a girl in Hatherleigh Gardens between 7pm and 7.30pm on Friday, April 23.

Man, 60, who suffered burns in Bognor Regis assault dies in hospitalThe suspect has been described as tall, slim and wearing a short brown leather jacket and a flat cap.

Police investigating the report are urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward to assist with their enquiries.

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Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1402 of 23/04.

Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to police via the independent charity Crimestoppers online or by calling 0800 555 111.

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