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Man arrested in connection with indecent assault of schoolgirl in toilet

The 14-year-old was allegedly approached at the public facilities in Fore Street, Port Glasgow, on Wednesday night.

The girl told her parents and they contacted police (David Cheskin/PA)
The girl told her parents and they contacted police (David Cheskin/PA)

A man has been arrested in connection with the indecent assault of a 14-year-old schoolgirl in a public toilet in Inverclyde.

The incident happened around 8.30pm on Wednesday when the girl and a 15-year-old boy went to use the facilities in Fore Street, Port Glasgow.

She was then allegedly approached by the man, who is in his 30s.

We understand that a member of the public may have filmed the incident and I would urge anyone with footage, or any information about what happened, to please get in touch DI David Wagstaff

The girl alerted her friend, who took pictures of the man.

He was in the company of another male.

Before leaving the area he stopped to speak to people in a blue BMW nearby.

When she got home the girl told her parents and they contacted police.

Detective Inspector David Wagstaff said: “We understand that a member of the public may have filmed the incident and I would urge anyone with footage, or any information about what happened, to please get in touch.

“I would also appeal to the occupants of the blue BMW, who spoke to the man, to come forward.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Greenock CID via 101, quoting incident number 4156 of Wednesday 22 May 2019.

“Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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