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Appeal over sex assault on girl

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in a park where a nine-year-old girl was sexually assaulted are being asked to contact police.

The girl was assaulted by a man in Stefan Leys Pocket Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire, on Sunday afternoon.

The man also touched two other girls inappropriately, said police.

Police are asking people in the park between 1430 GMT and 1530 GMT on Sunday to remember whether they saw a man in his 40s talking to children.

The girls eventually escaped and saw the man walking into an alleyway leading to Oriel Road in the town.

Offered child cash

Insp Carol Ross, of Northamptonshire Police, said: "We are still keen to speak to people who were in the country park during the early afternoon.

"If anyone in the park can recall this man playing with children, talking to them or trying to engage with them then please contact us."

Police have received information from a woman who was in the country park at the time and has reported that her daughter was approached by a man who offered her cash.

The offender is described as white and of average build and height.

He was wearing a black leather jacket with the sleeves pushed up and denim jeans with a Union Jack pattern on the back pocket.

He was wearing brown workman-style boots with laces.

He was balding with dark shaven hair, his face was unshaven and he had noticeably yellow teeth.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northamptonshire Police.

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