Schoolgirl, 9, slapped in the face by random man in busy Southsea street

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl was slapped in the face by a stranger on her way home from school.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 5:40 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 5:41 pm
Goldsmith Avenue, in Southsea, where a nine-year-old girl was slapped in the face as she walked home from school on Wednesday. Picture: Google Street View
Goldsmith Avenue, in Southsea, where a nine-year-old girl was slapped in the face as she walked home from school on Wednesday. Picture: Google Street View

Police are investigating after the youngster was struck by an unknown man as she walked along Goldsmith Avenue, near Orchard Park, in Southsea, at about 3.30pm yesterday. 

The girl had been walking home with a friend when the assault took place. 

Hampshire police are calling for witnesses to come forward.

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Goldsmith Avenue, in Southsea, where a nine-year-old girl was slapped in the face as she walked home from school on Wednesday. Picture: Google Street View

Anyone with information should called 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190106410. 

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