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Boy, 13, arrested for alleged sexual assault of girl, 4

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl at a children's play centre in Lancaster

The girl told her parents the assault happened whilst she was playing at The Zone on Dalton Square between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Saturday 16 February.

A 13-year-old boy from Lancaster is currently on police bail pending further enquiries.

This is a very sensitive investigation and we are seeking the help of the public. I would ask the parents or relatives of any children who were at The Zone on Saturday between 12.30pm and 2pm to contact the police.

“I would like to stress that at this stage, there is no suggestion that any other child has been a victim; we do believe this to have been an isolated incident. However, we are seeking any witnesses that may have seen something suspicious or out of the ordinary.

“The young girl and her parents are currently being supported by specially trained officers and The Zone is fully cooperating with our investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Phil Jones

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101, quoting log number LC-20130216-1061, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.