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E-fit released following assault on teenage girl at Singleton Lake, Ashford

By Aidan Barlow

Police are hunting a dog walker who grabbed a teenager on a footpath near a beauty spot.

The girl was sitting on a bench at Singleton Lake in Ashford when a man with a husky-type dog walked past her.

He then approached her from behind and grabbed her by the shoulder, but she was able to pull away and flee.

E-fit issued following assault in Ashford by Kent Police

E-fit issued following assault in Ashford by Kent Police

She was not injured, and nothing was said during the incident.

The suspect is described as a skinny Asian man, 5ft 9ins tall, and aged between 27 and 35, with black hair, a black beard and brown eyes.

He was wearing a red vest top and sandy-coloured shorts.

The alleged assault happened at 6.30pm on Thursday, June 22, but details have only just been released.

Witnesses or anyone who recognises the man in the image are asked to call police on 01843 222289 and quote ZY/27479/17 or call Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555111.

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