Teenager is followed by stranger

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A YOUNG woman was assaulted and followed by a stranger.

The 18-year-old was sitting on a bench in the South Pallant car park, outside the council offices in Chichester, when she was approached by a man who started talking to her and then hugged and kissed her.

She walked off, but he followed her and continued to try and hug her until she shook him off and went into the flat of a friend.

The incident happened at about 9am on June 2 but police have only just released details.

A 58-year-old man from Oldham, Greater Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and was bailed until August 18.