Teen upset by sexual remark by stranger

Ninfield Road, between Sidley and Ninfield
Ninfield Road, between Sidley and Ninfield

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man approached a 14-year-old girl and made a sexual comment to her.

The victim was walking between Sidley and Ninfield in Ninfield Road, close to Skinners Sheds, when a man stepped out of bushes in front of her between 4.30pm and 5pm on Tuesday 23 December.

He made a sexual remark to the victim, who immediately ran home.

The man was about 5’ 7” and as wearing a grey tracksuit with red patches on the shoulders

PC Rob Lee said: “The man made no attempt to touch or grab the victim but she is understandably very upset about what happened.

“If you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area or recognise the description of the man, please contact us.”

Anyone with information should email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1324 of 23/12, call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.