Hampshire police release image of man after girl, 14, sexually assaulted in Portsmouth street

POLICE are hunting for a man who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in the street.

By Steve Deeks
Friday, 12th November 2021, 2:10 pm

A man with an Irish accent, thought to be aged around 30, approached two girls and sexually assaulted on one of them at 6.30pm on October 30 in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, near the HSBC bank.

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‘He attempted to grab one of them by the arm. He then inappropriately touched her over the top of her clothes,’ police said.

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Police have issued this image after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Commercial Road. Picture: Hampshire police

‘The victim is being supported by specialist officers.

‘We have been following a number of lines of enquiry and are now releasing this image of a man seen in the area at the time to the public.’

Police said the man was of average height, white, with a larger build and had brown hair that was gelled back and messy. He was wearing a green top and blue jeans.

Officers have asked the public to come forward with information.

People are asked to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 44210438221.

This story was updated on November 12 after police issued a correction. They had previously said the assault happened in Fratton Road, at the junction with Lucknow Street, in Fratton at 7pm.

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