Hunt for man who kissed girl in Southsea

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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POLICE are on the hunt for a man who kissed a 10-year-old girl and said inappropriate things to her.

The man approached the youngster in Cottage Grove, Southsea, between 4.20pm and 4.40pm on Saturday.

Two men and a woman who walked past at the time told him to leave the girl alone. She was not injured.

The man was 5ft 6in tall, Asian, chubby and had short, black hair and a goatee beard. Detective Constable Jackie Foley said: ‘I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed what happened. I’d particularly like to talk with two men and a woman who walked past at the time and told the man to leave the girl alone.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Foley on 101.