Man arrested after girl grabbed on cycle track in Gosport

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Man left with fractured cheek bones and eye socket after Gosport assault

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POLICE have arrested a man after a 12-year-old girl was grabbed by the hood of her coat.

The girl was in the area of the cycle track behind King’s Road, Gosport, last night when she was approached by a man who grabbed the hood of her coat.

It happened between 5.40pm and 6pm last night.

The girl immediately struggled free and returned home where her parents called police.

A 37-year-old man from Gosport was arrested and is currently in police custody.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: ‘Police have arrested at 37-year-old man in connection with this incident and he remains in police custody at this time.

‘This is a very serious matter and a thorough investigation is being conducted by police officers in Gosport.’