Concerns raised over man's actions towards three-year-old girl in park

Stroud News and Journal: Concerns raised over man's actions towards three-year-old girl in park Concerns raised over man's actions towards three-year-old girl in park

POLICE are seeking witnesses after reports that a man behaved inappropriately towards a three-year-old girl in a Cheltenham park.

The incident happened in the King George V playing field, Hesters Way, at about 6pm on Saturday, July 12.

The toddler was with her three sisters, aged seven, eight and nine, and her 15-year-old cousin who reported seeing a man pick the little girl up by the waist, place her stomach-down on a mini roundabout and lift her dress exposing her underwear.

He then repositioned her legs, then pushed the roundabout around.

The teenager, concerned by what she saw, quickly rounded up her cousins and went home to report the incident to the children's mother.

The man is described as white, in his 40s, about 5ft 8ins tall, with short, black hair and a thin trimmed beard along his jaw line.

He was wearing a red T-shirt, baggy dark blue trousers and flip flops.

Just before the incident, he was sitting on a nearby bench drinking from a can.

He had a young girl, aged about seven and possibly his daughter, with him on a pink and white bike.

She had straight shoulder-length brown hair and wore a blue dress with white circles on it.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked call 101, quoting incident number 476 of 12/7/14.

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