Letchworth teen arrested in connection with alleged assault on schoolgirl

PUBLISHED: 07:45 07 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:53 07 November 2019

Police have arrested a teenager after an assault on a schoolgirl was reported to police in Letchworth.  Picture: Archant

Police have arrested a teenager after an assault on a schoolgirl was reported to police in Letchworth. Picture: Archant

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A Letchworth teenager has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault on a schoolgirl on Bonfire Night in the town.

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The 17-year-old boy was arrested at 11.30am today in Letchworth, following what police have described as a "swift and intensive investigation" that included a CCTV image appeal launched yesterday.

The alleged incident happened at about 4.15pm on Tuesday - it was reported than an 11-year-old girl was followed by a man walking along Norton Way and Glebe Road in the town, who then came up and grabbed her. The victim screamed and the man walked away - she was unhurt in the incident.

The teenager is currently in custody at Stevenage police station.

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