Allegation of 14 year old boy being ‘touched’ raises concerns

Police have issued details of a man they are keen to talk to in connection with an allegation of inappropriate touching.

Emergency call:

This in from the police. Ed


We’re investigating a report that a 14 year-old boy was inappropriately touched over his clothing by a man he did not know in Newport on Wednesday 14 June.
 
The teenager was on St James Street at around 3:40pm when the assault happened.
 
Investigating officer DC Lee Torrance said:

“Did you speak to this man or see him in the area at the time? We believe he may be able to help us establish what happened.
 
“Enquiries including reviewing CCTV are ongoing and our Neighbourhood Policing Team has increased patrols following this incident.”

Update
A 36 year-old man from Newport has now been arrested in connection with this investigation and remains in custody at this time.

Get in touch
Anyone who recognises this man should DC Lee Torrance at Newport Police Station by calling 101 and quoting 44170226395, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously. In an emergency always dial 999.

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Thursday, 15th June, 2017 4:28pm

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