Man hunted after Earls Colne attack

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A MAN who indecently assaulted a girl in Earls Colne on New Year’s Day is being hunted by police.

The attack happened in a children’s playground in De Vere Road, when the man approached a 14-year-old girl, who had been separated from her friends while out celebrating, and indecently assaulted her over her clothes. She was not injured in the attack but was left very distressed.

Police inquiries have so far failed to identify the suspect, who is described as being white, in his late 20s or 30s, with dark brown, spiked hair and slight facial hair.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Pc Lisa Cox at Braintree Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.