Teenager sexually assaulted near Scarning

IAN CLARKE A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted after being dragged into bushes as she walked home along Ted Ellis Walk, between Dereham and Scarning.

IAN CLARKE

A 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted after being dragged into bushes as she walked home along a footpath, detectives have revealed.

The girl was on her own as she walked between Dereham and Scarning along Ted Ellis Walk when she was pulled off the path.

She screamed and shouted managed to struggle free and ran home after the ordeal, which happened between 8 and 8.20pm on Tuesday.

Detectives have appealed to anyone who may have information about the incident or the offender.

The incident happened at the Scarning end of the footpath, close to the start of the homes on the estate.

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There have been other incidents in the area in recent years but detectives say it is too early to say whether there could be links.

It is unclear where the attacker came from or where we went afterwards.

The offender is described as a white male, aged 25-30, of an average height and thin build, with a spotty face and a large wide nose and a scar on his chin. He was wearing torn jeans and a black baseball cap.

Det Con Debbie Johnston, at Dereham CID, said the girl had clearly been upset and had been seen by specialist police officers

Any witnesses to the incident or a male fitting this description seen in the area or any further information about the offence is asked to contact Det Con Johnston on 0845 456 4567.