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 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.