Pensioner arrested over sexual assault of five-year-old in Harmans Water

Published: 7 May 2013 13:30

A 68-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a five-year-old girl in Bracknell. Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to Vulcan Drive, near Broad Lane, at around 6pm yesterday (May 6).

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The arrested pensioner was still in custody, police said, but officers were appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Andy Howard said: "We are keen to talk to anyone who was in Vulcan Drive yesterday in the early evening and saw anything suspicious.

"We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident but are trying to piece together what happened.

"In particular, we would like to speak to a group of youths who were outside at about the time of the incident.

"I would like to reiterate that incidents of this nature are extremely rare. At this time we believe this to be an isolated incident."

Officers have been out in the Harmans Water area today, as a reassurance exercise to local residents.

Anyone with information can contact Det Insp Howard on 101, or the independent charity, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go to www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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