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Boy arrested in connection with Copthorne sexual assaults

News   •   Jul 18, 2019 12:06 BST

Police investigating two reports of sexual assaults by touching in Copthorne have made an arrest.

In the first incident a suspect was reported to have forced his way into a woman's home and sexually assaulted her by touching in Newtown on Friday afternoon (12 July). A short time later another woman reported that a man had approached her asking for a hug and then touched her as she tried to get into her car in Knowle Drive, Copthorne. She shouted at him and he ran off.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of committing two sexual assaults. He has released on bail until 14 August.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55054/2019