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Police appeal after sexual assault of toddler in Bolton

Police are appealing for witnesses following the sexual assault of a child in Bolton. It happened at about 3.50pm on Wednesday 17 April 2013, when a mother was crossing Smith Lane at the junction of Darwin Road in Bromley Cross with her children.

She talking to her son at the crossing when a man started inappropriately touching her two-year-old daughter who was sat in her push chair. When she confronted him, he ran off. The man is described as white, heavy build with a large belly, shoulder length grey hair and grey stubble.

He appeared dirty and unkempt and was wearing a dark zip up jacket which looked too small for him, navy blue jogging bottoms and he was carrying a plain white carrier bag.

Detective Constable Richard Barrett from Astley Bridge police station, said

“Incidents like this are rare but will understandably cause concerns in the local community. “I'm certain that at that time in the afternoon there will have been many people about in the street using the shops or picking their children up from school, so I'm asking anyone who has any information to call us.

– Detective Constable Richard Barrett, Greater Manchester Police