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Police appeal for witnesses after indecent assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a boy was indecently assaulted in Swaffham.

The incident happened between 5pm and 5.30pm on Thursday (24 June 2021) when the victim, a teenage boy, was approached from behind by a man as he walked along an alleyway leading from the Adsa car park towards Whitsands Road, and was indecently assaulted. The victim fled the scene along Whitsands Road in the direction of Cley Road.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 6ft 2 tall and a large build with short grey and black hair. He is believed to be aged in his 50s and had a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing stud earrings, white vest and black shorts.

Chief Inspector Nicholas Hewitt said: "I know this will cause some concern in the community, and understandably so. This type of crime is rare and officers are currently trying to build a picture of exactly what happened, assessing CCTV footage and following up lines of enquiry. I'd appeal to anybody who may have seen something to come forward and share this information with us."

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact PC Charlotte Anderson at Swaffham police station on 101 quoting investigation number 36/44863/21. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.