February 12, 2020 1.57 pm This story is over 22 months old

E-fit released as police hunt for man who wiped substance on Scunthorpe teen’s face

A CCTV video has also been released

Police have released an e-fit of a man as they continue their investigation into an assault on a teenage girl in Scunthorpe, during which the attacker allegedly wiped a substance on her face.

A short CCTV video has also been released showing a man in a cap walking along the pavement, who Humberside Police are keen to speak to in connection with a reported incident involving a 16-year-old girl on Foxhills Road in Scunthorpe on Tuesday, January 28.

A man is alleged to have inappropriately touched the young girl before wiping a substance on her face.

After the incident, 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 received support from specially trained officers.

Extra police patrols were also put in place in the Ferry Road area of Scunthorpe after the incident.

Police are asking for help to identify the man shown in this e-fit. Photo: Humberside Police

Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information that may help with the investigation, should contact Humberside Police on 101 quoting log 76 of January 28.

It can also be reported through the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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