Police appeal after girl, 10, is touched inappropriately in Lancaster city centre

Police are appealing for information after a 10-year-old girl was touched inappropriately in Lancaster on Saturday evening.

Monday, 17th October 2016, 3:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 3:08 pm
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The victim, who had been visiting Lancaster Music Festival in the city with her family, was walking in the direction of the castle at around 6pm near to Mountain Warehouse on Market Street when she was approached by a man.

As he walked past, the male inappropriately grabbed the girl over her clothing, before continuing in the direction of St Nicholas Arcades.

PC Sally Ward from Lancaster Police said: “The young girl has understandably been left very shaken by the actions of this man.

“The area was very busy at the time of the incident and so someone must have seen him or know who he is.

“He may have visited shops or cafes in the area. If that is the case, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

The offender is described as white, around 40 years old, approximately 5ft 3ins, of small build, with short light brown hair and was wearing a black bomber jacket, black chino type trousers and what has been described as brown ‘business type’ shoes with laces.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident reference LC-20161015-1264.

Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted synonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.