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Man tried to ‘force girl to the ground and kiss her’

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Police have released CCTV footage of a man after a girl was sexually assaulted in Welling.

At around 4.20pm on Friday (April 23) the girl was making her way to her dance class when she passed the junction of Maxwell Road.

It is reported she was approached by a man that grabbed her and tried to force her to the ground and kiss her.

Police want to speak with the man in the CCTV footage in connection with the reported assault.

The girl in Welling suffered visible scratches around her neck during the alleged attack.

She managed to escape and ran home and whilst on route phoned her brother to tell him what had happened.

The girl's mother was also informed and the victim and her family are being supported by specially trained officers.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 to 35-years-old, with curly hair and wearing a green Christmas jumper.

Detective Inspector Spencer Thomas said: "I understand that incidents of this nature are both shocking and concerning for the local community.

"I would reassure local residents that since this offence was reported to us we have increased uniformed patrols in the area and are working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

"If you have any information about who this person could be, it is vital that you get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"Likewise, if you saw anything suspicious please make contact with us. No piece of information is too small."

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If you have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC providing the reference CAD 5533/23APR21.

Alternatively information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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