Detectives in Bournemouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward after a girl was sexually assaulted in the Kinson area of the town.
The incident occurred at around 8pm on Monday in Cuckoo Woods.
An 11-year-old girl was walking home alone when she was approached by a man who inappropriately touched her. The man ran off when the victim’s phone rang.
The man is described as approximately 20 to 30 years of old, about five feet eight inches tall and of skinny build. He has dark olive skin, short black gelled hair over to one side and goatee style stubble. He wore a navy blue Nike T-shirt with the slogan ‘Just Do It’ on chest, black tracksuit bottoms and white Adidas trainers.
Local officers are conducting additional patrols in the area to reassure members of the public.
A former British Airways pilot has been jailed for 12 and a half years for a string of child sex offences. Bartle Frere, 51, of Shipton Gorge, was handed the prison term at Bournemouth Crown Court after being convicted of 16 sex offences.
These included eight charges of sexually assaulting a boy from West Dorset between April 2000 and January 2003; four counts of making indecent images of boys in India in 2009; arranging or facilitating the abuse of teenage boys in India between 2009 and 2013; and one charge of attempting to record a person doing a private act in 2012.
Frere was previously found guilty of six charges of possessing indecent images of children and two charges of arranging or facilitating the abuse of boys in India, following a trial in September 2014.
The court heard that Frere was employed as a pilot by British Airways and regularly travelled to India and in particular the city of Chennai.
Concerns were raised that he was arranging for young boys to visit his hotel room.
On 9 November 2013 a search warrant was executed at Frere’s home and a number of computers and DVDs were seized.
The court heard that officers examined a huge volume of computer data and identified that Frere had been communicating via email with several boys in India. In the emails Frere arranged to meet the boys to engage in sexual acts.
How did they get away with it for so long - and what will their victims receive in compensation?
The two big questions that follow the sentencing of three former care officers who abused pupils for three decades at the now-closed Swaylands residential boys' school near Tunbridge Wells in Kent.
Colwyn Baker, David Hennessy and Nigel Putman are starting jail sentences ranging from three to 20 years for what the trial judge described as 'one of the worst breaches of trust a court can deal with'.
Fred spoke to Alison Millar, the lawyer representing some of the 60-plus victims.
Three former care workers have been jailed for a total of 35 years for historical sex offences against pupils at a school in Kent. John Ryall reports.
Former care workers at the now-defunct Swaylands School in Penshurst near Tunbridge Wells have been jailed for a total of 35 years for historical sex offences against pupils spanning three decades.
Colwyn Baker, 70 - found guilty of 20 offences by the jury at Maidstone Crown Court - was sentenced to 20 years.
David Hennessy, 75 - convicted of six offences - was jailed for 12 years.
Nigel Putman, 61 - found guilty of two offences - was jailed for three years.
Detectives are continuing to search for two men pictured on CCTV close to where an incident was reported on Christmas Day.
A woman reported she was the subject of a serious sexual assault in Pencester Court, Dover, at around 4am on 25th December. On 2nd January, Kent Police issued CCTV showing two men it wished to identify and speak to in relation to the incident.
One of them was pictured on CCTV wearing a Santa hat shortly after the incident occurred.
Six men, including three police officers, who were arrested over an alleged plot to commit serious sex crimes on the Isle of Wight have been bailed.<
The suspects were held in connection with claims of a conspiracy to commit serious sexual offences.
Hampshire Constabulary said the three police officers have been suspended from duty while the criminal investigation continues.
The arrests followed recent information from an alleged victim, who is a member of the public, about incidents said to have taken place this year.
Police have not disclosed the gender of the alleged victim or provided further information about how they came into contact with the officers or the other suspects.
Deputy police and crime commissioner for Hampshire Robin Jarman has said the allegations are being taken seriously and promised a "full and thorough" investigation.
Three police officers have been arrested on the Isle of Wight during an investigation into sex offences. Fred and Sangeeta are joined in the studio by Kerry Swain, who has more details.
Three serving police officers arrested as part of investigation into sex offences: Hampshire Constabulary's Isle of Wight District commander, Superintendent Julie Fry said:
Hampshire Police have arrested six men - three of them serving police officers - on suspicion of conspiracy to commit serious sexual offences on the Isle of Wight.
The arrests follows information from a victim. Alleged incidents are said to have taken place this year. The officers are serving members of Hampshire Constabulary.
The investigation is ongoing. More shortly.