Police appeal after reports a man assaulted 10 year old girl in Deeside park

North Wales Police are appealing for information following a report that a man assaulted a girl as she was playing with friends in a park in Shotton, Deeside.

The incident happened at around 8.45pm on Tuesday August 13 on a the playing field along Shotton Lane, near the Edward Morgan Primary School when the 10 year old was playing hide and seek with friends.

Shotton Park in Deeside.

A man is understood to have grabbed hold of the child as she was hiding in the bushes, but fled after she called for help.

A dog walker is also believed to have disturbed him.

The suspect is described as an adult with brown, grey hair and a beard.

DI Eleri Thomas said they carried out an immediate search and will maintain reassurance patrols in the area.

Shotton Park in Deeside

This was a traumatic experience for the young victim who, thankfully, was not injured.I would like to reassure the community that we have a dedicated team of officers on this investigation and I am appealing specifically to the dog walker, who went to the girl’s aid, to come forward and contact us.

– DI ELERI THOMAS, NORTH WALES POLICE

North Police are appealing to anyone who saw an individual matching the description, or may have seen suspicious males loitering in the area in recent days to call 101.

North Wales Police

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