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Police are hunting a sex pest who pursued a woman after she rejected his advances.

An e-fit has been released of the man who reportedly grabbed her by the waist when she was walking home alone in Sittingbourne.

The 23-year-old victim was in the car park on Dover Street in the early hours of the morning on Sunday, March 22, when she noticed a man following her.

The e-fit released by police
The e-fit released by police

He approached her before putting his arm around her and trying to lead her to the edge of the car park.

The man continued to follow her despite her pushing him back several times and only left her alone when they reached the main road.

He then walked off in the direction of the town centre.

The suspect is described as black, aged between 20 and 25, around 5ft 3ins tall with black hair.

“I would encourage anybody walking home late at night to stick to well-lit, busy areas and to avoid shortcuts through isolated areas where possible" - PC James Harris

He was wearing a white and grey hooded top, black jacket, black jeans and dark shoes.

Investigating officer, PC James Harris, said: “We are treating this as an isolated incident and have been carrying out a number of enquiries.

“I would encourage anybody walking home late at night to stick to well-lit, busy areas and to avoid shortcuts through isolated areas where possible.

“It is also important to be alert to what is around you and is therefore not advisable to be listening to music.”

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Harris on 01795 419387 quoting reference XY/10096/15.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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