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This man is being sought by police after reports a teenage girl fought off an attacker who struck in a Rainham alley.
The 16-year-old said she had her leg grabbed by the man, who also tried to touch her chest before she kicked him.
It forced her attacker to fall to the floor before the victim fled down Deanwood Drive and called police when she got home.
Police said she had gone to meet some friends when she saw a man standing in an alley nearby.
Thinking it was one of her pals, she walked towards him before realising he was a stranger.
As the teenager turned and walked away, the man approached her carried out the attack.
"The teenage girl did the right thing by running away and contacting police and I would encourage other young people to take some simple steps to protect themselves..." - DS Beverley Morrison
Detectives have today released an efit of a man they want to speak to over the attack, at about 6pm on Sunday, February 2.
DS Beverley Morrison, of Kent Police, said: "I would like anyone who might recognise the person in the computer-generated image to come forward and share information with us.
"The teenage girl did the right thing by running away and contacting police and I would encourage other young people to take some simple steps to protect themselves.
"Stick to well-lit and busy areas, particularly at night and avoid shortcuts through isolated areas, including alleyways.
"Always avoid travelling alone at night and plan your route - wear bright clothing so you can be seen. Let others know where you are going and when you will be home and be alert to what is going on around you."
The man has been described as white, in his 30s, about 6ft 2ins and of muscular build with short dark hair. He was wearing dark trousers, a Nike hooded top and trainers.
Anyone with information is asked to phone DS Morrison on 01634 792588, quoting reference XY/3889/14, or Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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