Appeal to identify witnesses to suspicious incident in Brighton
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Police investigating a suspicious incident in Brighton are looking to identify a potential witness.
Officers were called on Sunday (August 15) to a report of a 12-year-old girl being approached by a man in a van on Hillside, between 9.11am and 9.57am that day.
The man briefly spoke to the girl, before she left the location. The van is white, believed to be an older model with no windows. The man is described as white, bald, approximately 30-40 years old and with a southern accent. There was also a passenger travelling in the van, but they were not seen in detail.
Officers investigating the matter are keen to speak to a man who was out jogging in the area, and who spoke to the girl shortly afterwards.
Detective Inspector James Meanwell said: “I would like to reassure the community that we are investigating and working to establish the full circumstances of this incident.
“We’d like to speak to anyone who saw what happened, or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area around that time. In particular, we’d like to speak to a man who asked the victim if she was okay.
“Our officers will continue to proactively patrol our communities and urge people to contact us if they have any issues or concerns.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or by calling 101 quoting serial 499 of 15/08.