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Officers are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was followed, grabbed and sexually touched without consent by a man in Cheltenham.
Police were contacted yesterday (Monday 13 June) with a report that a 14-year-old girl had been running in a wooded area near to Pilley Bridge in Leckhampton last month when the incident happened.
The teenage victim said the incident took place at around 5pm on Tuesday 24 May. Her running route included Old Bath Road.
The man was described as being white, had an Irish accent, around 5ft 7ins in height and of a medium build. He had curly brown hair and a beard with a small moustache.
Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team will be conducting reassurance patrols in the area over the coming days.
Enquiries are ongoing and officers are now appealing for information from the public.
In particular they would like to hear from anyone in the area at the time who may have witnessed what happened or saw a man acting suspiciously.
Additionally anyone with any CCTV or ring doorbell footage is also asked to make contact.
Information can be submitted by completing the following form online and quoting incident number 217 of 13 June: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively, you can call 101 and quote the same incident number or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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