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Efit released after sexual assault on common

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault in Rochester Credit: Kent Police

Police investigating a sexual assault in Rochester in Kent have released an efit of a man they want to speak to.

A teenage girl was walking across Rede common between 12pm and 12.30pm on Wednesday 30 March when she was approached by a man who is reported to have hugged and touched her inappropriately.

He is described as white with a bald head, aged around 50, and was walking two dogs at the time - one black and one golden. He was wearing a green jacket and green waterproof boots.

"There were a number of people in the area at the time and I am keen to hear from anyone who may have information about the man or what happened.

"Please call 01622 604100 quoting reference XY/11963/16. Alternatively you can contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable David Preston

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Teenage boy sexually assaulted in public toilets

Police are appealing for information after a teenage boy was sexually assaulted in public toilets in Newbury.

It happened on Saturday afternoon when a 16-year-old boy, went into the public toilets in Pembrook Road behind WH Smith.

Whilst in the there, the victim was touched inappropriately by a man.

The offender is white, aged between 50 and 60 years old, slim build, with short grey hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue fleece jacket and grey suit trousers.

“The victim is being supported by specially trained officers and we are conducting a full and thorough investigation. There are officers in the area today making enquiries, and I would encourage anyone with any concerns, or anyone who has any information about the incident, to speak to them.

“I would appeal to the public to help our investigation. If you have any information about the offence or recognise the description of the offender then please contact police immediately.”

– Investigating officer, Det Con Angela Parsons

Woman assaulted while walking to work

Police investigating sexual assault Credit: ITV News

A young woman was sexually assaulted as she walked to work in Bexhill on Sunday, October 25.

The 21-year-old was walking on Amherst Road between 11.20am and 11.25am when she heard steps behind her. The attacker squeezed her bottom and, as she turned around, the person ran away.

The suspect was only seen from behind but is believed to be a man and was wearing a grey tracksuit. He ran towards Belle Hill. This assault was extremely brazen and in broad daylight."

– Detective Constable Damien Cotgreave

Sussex Police are appealing for anyone with information or who saw what happened to contact them on 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 616 of 25/10.

Two men charged with sexually assaulting 13 girls

Police investigating alleged child sexual exploitation in Sussex have charged two men in connection with a series of 24 sexual offences against 13 local teenage girls in Littlehampton.

Osmon Koroma, a labourer, 30, of Norton Road, Hove, has been charged with eight offences against six girls. They were; two rapes, five sexual assaults and one offence of sexual activity with a child.

Max N'Gasa, a gardener, 24, of Cranmer Avenue, Hove, has been charged with 16 offences against nine girls. They were; two offences of rape, five sexual assaults, one attempted sexual assault and eight offences of sexual activity with a child.

The charges follow an intelligence-led child sexual exploitation investigation by detectives from the Sussex Police Safeguarding Investigation Unit (SIU), which focused on allegations that local teenage girls, known to the suspects, were sexually exploited between 2010 and 2014.

Police investigating sexual assault release CCTV

Police investigating a serious sexual assault want to speak to this man caught on CCTV Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating a serious sexual assault in Canterbury have released a CCTV image.

A woman reported she was the victim of a serious sexual assault in a car park in Link Lane in the city on the afternoon of the 6th of October.

"We believe that the man pictured may have information which could help with our enquiries and I would ask that the man – or anyone who recognises him - gets in contact with us."

– Detective Sergeant Chris Greenstreet

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Former Bishop due to be sentenced today for assaulting young men

Former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, admitted two counts of indecent assault Credit: PA

The former Bishop of Lewes is due to be sentenced today for a string of sexual offences against young men.

Peter Ball, 83, has pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting 18 young men in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. He's the most senior figure in the Church of England to be convicted of such attacks.

Man wanted in connection with sexual assault

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault Credit: Thames Valley Police

Police have releasing an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in Reading.

The victim, a girl, was walking a dog in Courage Park in Coley, on Friday afternoon.

She noticed a man staring at her and then a few moments later the man approached her from behind and touched her over her clothing.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault Credit: Thames Valley Police

The victim was unable to get away from the offender, who continued to touch the girl inappropriately.

The offender then followed the victim into Edenham Crescent where he again touched her.

“We would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image as he may have information which could help police with enquiries.

“If you have any information about this incident or recognise the man in the image please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.”

– Investigating Officer PC Rebecca Nichols

Former Bishop admits sex attacks on young men

The former Bishop of Lewes, Peter Ball, today became the most senior figure in the Church of England to be convicted of sex attacks on young men.

He pleaded guilty to historic abuse after failing in a bid to have his case thrown out on the word of a former Archbishop of Canterbury.

Admitting misconduct on charges relating to 16 young men, he then pleaded guilty to two more counts of indecent assault. Andy Dickenson reports and we hear from David Greenwood, chairman of Stop Church Child Abuse.

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