Man arrested over West Byfleet sexual assault

CCTV image of a potential witness
Image caption Police have issued a picture of a potential witness

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl in Surrey.

The 16-year-old girl was attacked on Thursday afternoon in Woodlands Avenue, West Byfleet, by a man who had asked her for money and then followed her.

Surrey Police said officers had arrested a man at an address in Woking.

The force has released a CCTV image of a woman they think may have witnessed the assault, which took place just before 1400 GMT.

Det Con Mark Fordham said: "This offence was unusual, especially given the audacity with which it was carried out at this busy time of day.

"We hope more witnesses will come forward, in particular the lady in this image, whose information may be extremely helpful in moving our investigation forward."

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