South West Wales

Sex attack on three girls swimming in Swansea pool

Swansea's LC
Police are appealing for witnesses who saw the man assault the girls to come forward

Three girls were sexually assaulted while swimming in the main pool of a leisure centre in Swansea, police said.

The girls - aged eight, nine and 15 - were targeted by a man in the LC in Oystermouth Road about 16:20 BST on Wednesday.

Officers say the suspect was tanned with collar-length brown hair, unshaven, and wearing black or blue knee-length board shorts.

The centre was closed for a short time while police searched the premises.

Det Insp David Butt of Swansea Central CID said: "I would like to thank the staff of the LC for their prompt action in closing the centre, in order for us to search for this man.

"I would also to thank the users of LC for their patience during the brief closure and apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused."

Mr Butt said none of the the victims had been injured and that the incidents were being treated very seriously.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the pool at the relevant time and saw this man or can assist in identifying him to come forward," he added.

Anyone with is asked to call Swansea Central CID on 01792 450618 or 101 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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