Hitchin man charged with two counts of sexual assault as dog-lovers’ help still required

Police charge a Hitchin man with two counts of sexual assault.

Police charge a Hitchin man with two counts of sexual assault. - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin man has been charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Shabir Dad, 36, of Desborough Road was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 13 today at Hatfield Remand Court.

t is alleged on Friday, between 4pm to 4.30pm a 12 year-old girl was sexually assaulted in the woods opposite Watersmeet off Grove Road.

Police confirmed they are still looking for help from dog walkers as they believe prior to being attacked the girl stopped and stroked a small brown dog.

The canine was being walked off a lead by a man in his 30s with jaw length brown hair who is not involved in the incident – but who police want to talk with.

Mr Dad was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Cambridge Crown Court on July 26.

If you have any information call 101 quoting crime reference number G1/16/1577.

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