Police searching for man who approached two young girls in Hastings

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Police are asking the public to help identify a man who has twice been reported for approaching young girls in Hastings.

The first incident happened on March 16.

A 15-year-old girl was walking in her dog in Montgomery Road.

The second incident happened on Tuesday of this week and involved a 12-year-old girl.

Detective inspector Rob Morland said: “The children did the right thing by reporting their concerns.

“We don’t know the man’s intentions and we would like to talk to him. In the first incident on March 16 he approached a 15- year-old girl walking her dog in Montgomery Road, Hastings, and made an inappropriate comment.

“Local schoolchildren were advised and on March 24 a 12-year-old girl reported a man, fitting the same description, approached her in Rye Road, Hastings.

“This time it was reported he grabbed her arm and she ran away.

“He’s described as white, about 50, with shoulder-length grey hair, blue jeans and wearing a beanie hat. She said he got into a silver car. I would ask people to be vigilant and those who witnessed these incidents or can identify the man to contact us on 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 0644 24/3.”