Steyning man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault


Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by touching in Selsey.

The victim was in an Indian takeaway in Orchard Parade between 6.10pm and 6.35pm on Saturday (September 12) when a man came in to order some food.

He sat next to the girl and touched her leg. The victim, who was with a woman, decided to wait outside. When they went back in to collect their order, the man fell forward onto the girl and grabbed her breast.

Police were called and a 56 year-old man from Steyning was arrested nearby on suspicion of sexual assault. He was released on police bail until October 20.

PC Emma Jeacock said: “We believe there was a woman in the restaurant at the time with her two children, and we would really like to speak with her.

“Any witnesses can email or call 101 quoting reference 1221 of 12/09.”

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