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Witnesses sought following indecent assault on boy near Swaffham supermarket

An investigation is underway following reports of an indecent assault on a boy in Swaffham.

Witnesses are being urged to come forward following the incident, which happened near a town supermarket between 5 and 5.30pm on Thursday.

Police say the boy was walking along an alleyway from the Asda car park towards Whitsands Road when he was approached from behind by a man and assaulted.

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The victim escaped along Whitsands Road in the direction of Cley Road.

The suspect is described as white, approximately 6ft 2 tall and a large build with short grey and black hair.

He is believed to be aged in his 50s and had a tattoo on his neck. He was wearing stud earrings, a white vest and black shorts.

Chief Inspector Nicholas Hewitt, of Norfolk Police, said this evening: "I know this will cause some concern in the community, and understandably so.

"This type of crime is rare and officers are currently trying to build a picture of exactly what happened, assessing CCTV footage and following up lines of enquiry.

"I'd appeal to anybody who may have seen something to come forward and share this information with us.”

Anyone who saw the incident, or who has information, is asked to contact PC Charlotte Anderson at Swaffham police station on 101, quoting investigation number 36/44863/21.

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