Police are releasing an E-Fit and appealing for information after a 10-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man in Stockton.
The incident occurred on Sunday 14th May at 6pm when an unknown man approached a group of children playing on the grassy hill area of the Parkfield Community Centre in Stockton. The man encouraged the 10-year-old girl to sit with him, he spoke to her, and sexually assaulted her by kissing her hand.
The girl moved away from the man and informed a family member of what had happened.
The man is described as being mixed race, in his 20s, of short build and around 5 ft 4” to 5 ft 6” tall with short black messy hair with sideburns, a thin moustache and beard which appeared as short dark stubble. The man spoke in broken English which appeared to be his second language and he carried a mobile phone which had a black case.
Following the report of this incident, the Stockton Neighbourhood Team has increased their activity in this area.
Anyone with information on the identity of the man in the E-fit is asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Kevin Carter on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.