Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Clacton

A 14-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in a playground in Essex.

The attack on the teenager happened near rugby pitches next to the leisure centre off Vista Road in Clacton on Sunday evening.

The girl had been walking from her home to the leisure centre when she saw the man near a cricket club pavilion, a police spokesman said.

The man is described as white, in his early 30s, about 5ft 6in (1.7m) tall with a medium build and shaved head.

Police said he was wearing a leather jacket.

He walked off towards Valley Road after the attack, the force added.

Officers have appealed for witnesses and urged anyone who recognises the description of the suspect, or who was in the area between 20:00 and 21:00 BST on Sunday, to contact them.

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