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Suspect bailed in Gorleston sexual assault

A man arrested and questioned in connection with the sexual assault of young girl in Gorleston has been released on bail.

The man, aged in his 50s, was arrested last night (Friday 26 November 2021) following a public appeal for information after the incident which happened earlier in the week.

A young girl reported being sexually assaulted on her way to school on Tuesday morning in an alleyway near Cambridge Avenue and Oriel Way. The victim was approached by a man who touched her inappropriately before walking the rest of the way with her.

The suspect was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre where he was questioned by detectives before being released on bail with conditions until 21 December while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information should contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101, quoting crime number 36/87613/21.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

26/11/2021 | 23:12

Man arrested in connection with Gorleston sexual assault

Police have arrested a man following a public appeal for information earlier this evening (Friday 26 November 2021).

The arrest comes after officers began investigating a report of sexual assault against a young girl.

The incident had taken place in an alleyway near Cambridge Avenue and Oriel Way in Gorleston on Tuesday morning (23 November 2021) when a school pupil was walking to school.

While walking, the victim, a young girl, was approached by a man who touched her inappropriately before walking the rest of the way with her.

A man in his 50s was arrested this evening on suspicion of sexual assault and child abduction, and was taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

Detectives will continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident and would encourage anyone with information to contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101, quoting crime number 36/87613/21.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

26/11/2021 16:18

Gorleston sexual assault 

Police are investigating after a pupil reported being sexually assaulted on her way to school in Gorleston.

It happened on Tuesday morning (23 November 2021) in an alleyway near Cambridge Avenue and Oriel Way between 9.10am and 9.25am.

The victim, a young girl, was walking to school when she was approached by a man who touched her inappropriately before walking the rest of the way with her.

The incident was disclosed to the school the following day (24 November 2021) and immediately reported to police. Detectives have been working with the victim, her family, and Ormiston Herman Academy to establish the circumstances.

The suspect is described as white, about 50-years-old, had short shaven hair and beard and was wearing blue jacket and jeans.

Detective Inspector Tom Smith, from Great Yarmouth CID, said: “We’re working to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to help us build this picture, we’re keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a man matching the description around Cambridge Avenue and Oriel Way between 9.10am and 9.25am on Tuesday morning.

“We know the area would have been busy with people at the time on the school run so we would urge anyone who thinks they could help our enquiries to come forward.

“We know and understand this type of incident will cause concern within the local community and in efforts to address this, local uniformed officers will be carrying out additional patrols. We’d encourage members of the public with any particularly concerns to approach and speak with these officers or call us and ask to speak with your local beat manager.”

Anyone with information should contact Great Yarmouth CID on 101 quoting crime number 36/87613/21.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.