January 29, 2020 4.54 pm This story is over 20 months old

Attacker wiped substance on teen girl’s face in Scunthorpe

Extra police patrols are in place

A teenage girl was allegedly attacked by a man, who inappropriately touched her and wiped a substance on her face in Scunthorpe.

Extra police patrols are in place in the Ferry Road area of Scunthorpe after a report that a 16-year-old girl was attacked by an unknown man on Foxhills Road at around 9am on Tuesday, January 28.

The girl screamed and the man ran from the area, in the direction of Reginald Road. She was not injured, but was left incredibly shaken and distressed, and is receiving support from specially trained officers.

Doug Blackwood, Detective Chief Inspector at Humberside Police, said: “The victim was taken to hospital following the incident, thankfully she was not injured, however she is incredibly shaken and distressed and is receiving support from specially trained officers.

“We do not yet know what the substance was, however it does not appear to have injured the girl or caused a reaction.

“The man is described as white, around 30 years old. He was wearing a baseball cap with a white image or motif, black top and trousers with what appear to be a camouflage pattern on them.

“We would like to hear from anybody who believes they saw this male in the vicinity of Ferry Road, Henderson Avenue or Foxhills Road. We have extra officers in the area and I ask anyone with concerns or information to please speak to them.”

Anyone with information should call Humberside Police one 101 quoting log 76 of 28/01/20. It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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