While we cannot be precise about the offender's age, we believe from the descriptions given to us by the women he assaulted that he was between 12 and 15-years-old, and it is obviously very unusual and very worrying, that someone someone so young is committing such appalling attacks on women.
What we can be certain about is that the women are traumatised as a result of what happened and are being offered support by specially trained officers.
Whatever the young boy's motivation, this is not a practical joke or a prank. His actions are disturbing and he has caused the three women he assaulted a lot of upset. That is why it is so important we find whomever is responsible.
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