Urgent hunt for man in black hood after schoolgirl sexually assaulted in broad daylight

Police have launched an urgent manhunt after allegedly sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in broad daylight.

Avon and Somerset Police have urged anyone with information to come forward following the attack in Taunton, Somerset.

The attack on the student happened on April 20 at around 10:15 am


The attack on the student happened on April 20 at around 10:15 amPhoto credit: Google

The victim, a child in her early teens, was walking along Hamilton Road near the junctions of Bridgwater Road and Ilminster Road when the incident occurred at around 10.15am on 20 April.

According to police, an unidentified man approached her and inappropriately touched her.

He was wearing a black hooded shirt and had pulled up the hood at the time.

Local neighborhood officials have been informed and have been patrolling the area, but the perpetrator remains unknown.

Surveillance cameras and house-to-house interviews were also conducted.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and give the call operator reference number 5223091339 or contact the police Online Complaint Form.

You can reach the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their contact details Anonymous online form.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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