Scunthorpe

Girl, 12, inappropriately touched by man in Scunthorpe

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Police are investigating reports that a 12-year-old girl was indecently touched by a man while walking her dog in Scunthorpe.

The incident happened at 7.30am on Monday, September 26, when the 12-year-old school girl was walking her dog along Sheffield Street near to the busy junction of Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe.

A man then allegedly approached her from behind and inappropriately touched her.

Humberside Police were called shortly after the incident.

Detective Inspector Joanne Taylor, from the Protecting Vulnerable People Unit, said: “At this moment in time I have officer’s viewing CCTV footage to help identify the alleged suspect.

“The victim is clearly very shaken by this incident.”

An 11-year-old boy was previously reported to have escaped an attempted abduction by a group of men in the Scunthorpe area just 24 hours later.

Police say they don’t believe there is a connection.

Detective Inspector Joanne Taylor added: “We do not believe this incident is linked to any other and as such are investigating the incident in isolation.

“Where this incident allegedly occurred is a very busy junction and at 7.30am on a Monday morning it would have been busy with traffic.

“I need to speak to anyone who believes they may have witnessed this indecent assault and can offer a description of the man.

“Additional police officers have been drawn into the area to offer reassurance and I have a team of detectives working through the CCTV footage and following up enquiries.

“If properties and shops along Sheffield Street have CCTV and we have not been in touch, please call us too.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Humberside Police on 101, quoting log number 111 of September 26.