Little girl has arm grabbed by man while out walking with family in Sapiston

PUBLISHED: 15:43 06 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:43 06 September 2016

Police need to trace a man after an incident in Sapiston.

Police need to trace a man after an incident in Sapiston.

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Police need to trace a man who took a little girl by the arm while she was out on a walk with her mother in Sapiston.

The three-year-old was walking a short distance ahead of her mum and other siblings in a wooded area, next to the hump back bridge by the community centre, off Bardwell Road, around 4.20pm on Sunday, September 4 when the man jumped out from behind a tree.

He took hold of the little girl’s forearm and spoke to her before her mum shouted at him and the man released the child and ran away. The child sustained slight reddening to her arm.

The man involved is described as white, aged in his 50s to 60s, with grey hair and wearing glasses. He wore a white T-shirt with blue sleeves, black jeans and black boots, and had a brown bag over his shoulder.

Police need to speak to the man involved and are asking him or anyone who knows who he is to come forward.

Officers are asking anyone who may have seen the man in the area or anyone who may recognise his description to call police at Bury St Edmunds by dialling Suffolk Constabulary on 101 and quoting crime reference number 53674/16.

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