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Appeal after stranger touches boy on leg in Bridgwater

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a stranger touched a boy inappropriately at a Bridgwater play area.

The incident happened at about 4pm last Friday (April 23) at Union Street play park.

The 11-year-old boy was touched on the leg by a man who was described as white, aged 25 to 30, with brown hair. He was wearing a blue top and wore glasses but also had a pair of sunglasses on top of his head.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police said: “The boy did exactly the right thing by going straight home and telling his family immediately.

“The description was passed to patrolling officers to keep observations for the individual.

“Neighbourhood officers are carrying out targeted patrols of the area as a result of the report.

“Police want to hear from you if you:
• saw the incident
• have dashcam or smart doorbell footage of the area around the play park at around 4pm on Friday 23 April
• have any other information which could help.

“Please call 101 quoting reference 5221087370. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.”

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