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Man, 73, charged with trying to kiss girl in van

PUBLISHED: 13:10 25 November 2019 | UPDATED: 13:10 25 November 2019

Police were called out about 4.50pm last Friday, November 22 following reports that two men were fighting in the street on Melbourne Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images

Police were called out about 4.50pm last Friday, November 22 following reports that two men were fighting in the street on Melbourne Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Google Images

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A 73-year-old man has been charged with three offences, including attempting to kiss a girl in a van, after an incident in Lowestoft.

Police were called out about 4.50pm last Friday, November 22, following reports that two men were fighting in the street on Melbourne Road, Lowestoft.

Officers received a subsequent report of a suspect attempting to kiss a young girl in a van.

A police spokesman said: "A man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning."

Ashley Lake, of Homeport in Lowestoft, was subsequently charged with criminal damage of a phone, attempting to touch a girl under the age of 13 with intent to do so and the touching would have been sexual, and assault of a man in his 40s.

Lake was due to appear before Norwich Magistrates court on Monday, November 25.

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