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Appeal following sexual assault near Kennet School in Thatcham

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault in Thatcham.

A girl fell over as she was pushing her bicycle near Kennet School when a man approached her and touched her inappropriately over her clothing before helping her up.

He attempted to kiss her before another person intervened and he left the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

The man is described as white and aged 70 to 80 years old. He had grey hair with a bald patch on top and was wearing a baggy T-shirt and blue jogging bottoms.

Police said he was acting as if he had been drinking or taking drugs.

Thames Valley Police said it had received the report on Friday, May 7, relating to the incident, which it said occurred between 8.15am and 9am on either Wednesday, April 21, or Thursday, April 22.

Investigating officer Pc Hannah Potter, based at Newbury police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the description provided in the area at the time to please get in touch.

“I am also keen to speak to the member of public, a man, who intervened when they witnessed this incident.

“Please get in touch by making a report online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 43210195396.

“If you wish to remain 100 per cent anonymous you can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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