Parents warned after man approaches young girl in Worthing

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A WARNING has gone out to parents after a young girl was approached by a man on her way to school in East Worthing.

At 7.10am on Tuesday (June 23) the ten-year-old girl was walking along Chesswood Road, on her way to school when she was approached by a man, who put his hand on her shoulder.

He did not speak and she ran off to school. She was not hurt.

Parents have since been warned about the incident and are being advised to tell the children about ‘stranger danger’.

Detective Sergeant Alex Lowe said: “The motive for this isolated incident is not clear at present. There have been no similar reports in the area recently.

“We have sent a message to all schools in the area, for parents and pupils to remind them to let the police or school know of any similar reports.”

The man is described as white, about 5ft 7ins, of largish build, wearing a dark hoody-style top and dark trousers.

If anyone has any information please contact police via 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting serial 241 of 23/06.