Investigation launched into assault on 12-year-old girl

PUBLISHED: 14:03 25 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:35 25 May 2017

Police appeal for information into assault on girl, 12.

Police appeal for information into assault on girl, 12.


A 12-year-old girl was assaulted as she walked home from school yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

The girl was walking home through the Oxmoor estate towards Hartford when a man is reported to have grabbed her.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We are investigating reports that a man assaulted a girl in Mayfield Road, Huntingdon, between 3.15 and 3.40pm yesterday.

“The man is described as white, approximately 6’ with short brown hair. He was wearing glasses, grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey jacket.”

Today a warning message to parents about the incident was sent out by Hartford Junior School, on its Facebook page.

It said: “The children are being reminded in assembly today about being safe outside of school and how to deal with an approach by strangers.

“The girl was not a pupil at the school, but her parent informed us about the incident this morning.

“The police have been informed and we will update you when we hear anymore.”

Anyone with information about the assault or the man should contact police on 101 quoting incident CF0288120517, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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