Police are appealing for information following an incident in Andover.
At some time between 5.30pm and 7pm on Sunday, September 2, a 5-year-old girl, who was dressed in a bright pink jumper, a blue t-shirt, black leggings, white socks and black shoes, was in the area of Dexter Square and Cowdrey Square. She was approached by a male described as being aged in his teens, wearing a blue t-shirt and riding a blue bike.
He took her to an area near the bus stop which is close the junction with Swallowfields, via Bedser Square and Bradman Square, where he then assaulted her.
Following the assault it is believed the male cycled off into the Swallowfields estate and the girl made her way home.
Police have been carrying out house to house enquiries and letter drops in the area since the incident took place to gather information.
Detective Sergeant Glenn Curtis, said: "I am appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to come forward. Were you in the area on the evening of Sunday, September 2? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? Did you see the girl or the male in the area?
"We are treating this as an isolated incident and I would urge anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us at the earliest opportunity."
A 21-year-old man from Andover has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.
Anyone with any information should contact Andover CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Katie Earnshaw - 04.09.12 - 44120344341 - 1766
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