Teenager indecently assaulted by man in Portsmouth

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DETECTIVES hunting a man who indecently assaulted a teenager have released a description of their suspect.

The new information has been released as police urge anyone with information about the attack on a 16-year-old girl to come forward.

The victim was walking north on Somers Road in Portsmouth, near the fire station shortly before the assault.

As she approached the junction between Canal Walk and Somers Road near the cut through to Fratton Road, she became aware of a man cycling on a yellow bike towards her from the Canal Walk area.

The victim then started to walk towards the park area that runs alongside Holbrook Road.

At this point, she noticed he was walking behind her.

The man then approached the girl and sexually assaulted her.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘The girl was not injured, but left feeling vulnerable and intimidated by these events at around 6.30pm on Monday, July 9, 2012. ‘

The man aged in his 40s, 5ft 6in tall and of an average build with dark skin, short, black curly hair which was balding at the top and a prominent belly sticking out.

He had overcrowded, protruding teeth and wore a black tracksuit jacket, which was zipped up, and dark blue jeans.

He rode a bright yellow mountain bike, which appeared to be old.

A ‘Sports Direct’ plastic bag was on the handlebars. The bag was white and the writing was blue and red in colour.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Southsea police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.