Probe into ‘suspicious incident’ as 11-year-old girl approached by man in Portsmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary
Police are appealing for witnesses to the burglary

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

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A YOUNG girl kicked out at a man who approached her, police said.

The 11-year-old was near the scout hut in Gatcombe Park in The Ridings, Hilsea, on Saturday at 2.50pm when she was approached.

It is alleged that the man approached an 11-year-old girl, who had jumped a fence, then stumbled and fell

Hampshire police spokeswoman

Hampshire police is investigating the ‘suspicious incident’.

The girl had just jumped a fence and fallen over.

The man did not say anything to her but the girl kicked at him and he ran off.

The spokeswoman added: ‘The girl kicked out at the man and he ran off.

‘He was last seen running off across the grounds of Gatcombe Park Infant School.’

The man was wearing a green jacket with a hood.

Anyone with information should call Portsmouth police on 101 quoting 44160091934.