Kent

Margate teenager sexually assaulted by bogus police officer

Margate sex assault efit
Image caption The man assaulted the teenager after his friend set off for home, police said

Police have issued an efit of a man wanted in connection with a sex assault on a 15-year-old boy in which the attacker claimed to be a policeman.

The teenager and a friend were walking along Dane Valley Road, Margate, Kent, when the man approached them.

After the victim's friend left to go home the man sexually assaulted him.

The attack, between 21:00 BST and 23:00 BST on 19 August is believed to be an isolated incident. The man is described as 5ft 9in and slim to medium build.

He is white with short dark brown hair and stubble on his face and was wearing a white jacket with a zip front, white or grey three-quarter length trousers and white and red trainers.

"Although this appears to be an isolated incident we urge people to be aware of the risks strangers can pose, especially to children who are out late at night," said Det Con Paul Deslandes.

"We ask parents to ensure they know of their children's whereabouts at all times."

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