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Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a girl in Bognor Regis

Police investigating an attempted sexual assault in Bognor Regis are appealing for witnesses.

Officers received a report of an attempted sexual assault on a girl in Hatherleigh Gardens between 7pm and 7.30pm on Friday, April 23.

The suspect was described as tall, slim and wearing a short brown leather jacket and a flat cap.

Police investigating the report are urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward to assist with their enquiries.  

Officers would particularly like to speak to a man and woman who walked past the suspect moments before the attempted assault took place, and another witness who pulled the suspect away from the victim.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 1402 of 23/04.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a girl and has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. 

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