Man alleged to have indecently assaulted 12 year old between 1am-2am

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this allegation of indecent assault that took place between 1am-2am on Sunday morning.

Police conferring

This in from the police, in their own words. Ed


Police are investigating an allegation of an indecent assault after receiving a report of a man acting suspiciously towards a 12-year-old girl on the Isle of Wight.

The incident occurred at Grange Farm in Brook, some time between 1am and 2am on Sunday, 9 August.

The suspect is described as:

  • White man
  • Tall, skinny build
  • In his late 40s/early 50s
  • Short, white hair
  • He was wearing a waterproof-type coat

Be alert, but not alarmed
Hampshire Constabulary’s Isle of Wight CID Detective Inspector John Stirling said:

“We take matters of this nature extremely seriously and enquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances.

“Specialist detectives remain in contact with the family of the 12-year-old girl, who was not hurt in the incident.

“There is no information to suggest a wider risk to the community. Our advice to parents and holiday park staff is to be alert, but not alarmed.”

Get in touch
Anyone with information can contact CID at Newport Police Station on the Isle of Wight by phoning 101.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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Tuesday, 11th August, 2015 10:36am

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6 Comments on "Man alleged to have indecently assaulted 12 year old between 1am-2am"

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kennie

Between 1am and 2am? 12 year old girl out on her own at that time? Having said that, i assume it’s on the camp site there so the ‘offender’ must be staying there as well.

garageelfiniow

Yes troubled by this as its WestWight but what on earth is a 12yo doing out and about at that time ? and where are the parents ?

The Sciolist

Surely it is most likey she was camping at this site? In which case, she could have got up at any time for the bathroom. Please let’s not make wild assumptions.

Headline?

The headline makes it sound like the 12 year old is alleged to have committed indecent assault.

Maybe it should read:

Man alleged to have committed indecent assault against a 12 year old.

Sally Perry

You’re right, it did read badly. Have now amended.

Vix Lowthion

The site isn’t in Brook. It’s about 4 miles away at Grange Chine, if we’re talking about a camp site in that area