Young girl assaulted in Reepham

A young girl suffered bruising after she was assaulted in broad daylight yesterday afternoon, Norfolk police said.

The girl was followed and grabbed by two men on Ollands Road in Reepham between 3.15 and 3.45pm, but managed to run free.

Police have moved to reassure parents and carers, and said they believe it was a one-off incident.

Broadland Chief Inspector Carl Edwards said: 'This is an unusual incident for Broadland, indeed for the whole of Norfolk. We are treating it seriously but believe it was a one-off. We are increasing patrols in the area and would urge any witnesses to come forward.'

The men are described as white, with short dark hair and in their late teens or early twenties. One was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans, the other was wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt with blue jeans.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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