Man arrested over sex assault on girl in Lincoln

A man has been arrested over a sexual assault on a nine-year-old girl in Lincoln.

The girl was approached at about 07:55 BST on 18 May after her mother briefly left her in Manby Street, at the junction with Newark Road.

The 24-year-old man arrested is helping Lincolnshire Police with their enquiries at Lincoln Police Station.

Insp Shaun Baxter said the assault was an "extremely rare, isolated incident" and urged parents to remain calm.

Police have been visiting schools to reassure pupils and give them advice.

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