Police appeal after sex attacker targets girl, 13, in Taunton

Police appeal after sex attacker targets girl, 13, in Taunton

Police appeal after sex attacker targets girl, 13, in Taunton

First published in News

A SEX pest groped a 13-year-old girl as she walked home from the park with her sister and a friend.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Bramble Park, Taunton, at about 8.40pm on Friday.

The man, who had been sitting under a tree near to the play area in Holway Park, approached the girls before following them along Haywood Road.

He then ran past and waited for them to reach Bramble Park, where he inappropriately touched the victim’s bottom.

The girl screamed and the culprit ran off along a nearby footpath.

He is described as white man, aged 40 to 50, around 5ft 5ins tall, of chubby build, with thin grey hair.

He was bare-chested and was wearing white underwear or very short shorts with a stripe down the side and was carrying a black bag.

If you can assist, contact the 24-hour Force Service Centre on 101 quoting crime reference 81661/14.

Alternatively if you want to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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11:29am Wed 13 Aug 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

Why is some little, fat, sweaty pervert allowed to roam around in his underwear without being reported in the first place? There seems to be a significant increase in robberies and sexual assaults in the area. There needs to be a far more visible police presence on the streets or I can see people taking it upon themselves to deal with these crimes.
Why is some little, fat, sweaty pervert allowed to roam around in his underwear without being reported in the first place? There seems to be a significant increase in robberies and sexual assaults in the area. There needs to be a far more visible police presence on the streets or I can see people taking it upon themselves to deal with these crimes. GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 21

1:02pm Wed 13 Aug 14

ToytownTim says...

GreatOdin'sRaven wrote:
Why is some little, fat, sweaty pervert allowed to roam around in his underwear without being reported in the first place? There seems to be a significant increase in robberies and sexual assaults in the area. There needs to be a far more visible police presence on the streets or I can see people taking it upon themselves to deal with these crimes.
Agreed. I hardly ever see police on the streets. In fact,. I can't remember the last time I did see some.
[quote][p][bold]GreatOdin'sRaven[/bold] wrote: Why is some little, fat, sweaty pervert allowed to roam around in his underwear without being reported in the first place? There seems to be a significant increase in robberies and sexual assaults in the area. There needs to be a far more visible police presence on the streets or I can see people taking it upon themselves to deal with these crimes.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I hardly ever see police on the streets. In fact,. I can't remember the last time I did see some. ToytownTim
  • Score: 10

1:14pm Wed 13 Aug 14

speedy1003 says...

ToytownTim wrote:
GreatOdin'sRaven wrote:
Why is some little, fat, sweaty pervert allowed to roam around in his underwear without being reported in the first place? There seems to be a significant increase in robberies and sexual assaults in the area. There needs to be a far more visible police presence on the streets or I can see people taking it upon themselves to deal with these crimes.
Agreed. I hardly ever see police on the streets. In fact,. I can't remember the last time I did see some.
You won't see them in the town as this does not bring in any income they are busy issueing to motorists with tickets for this and that.
[quote][p][bold]ToytownTim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GreatOdin'sRaven[/bold] wrote: Why is some little, fat, sweaty pervert allowed to roam around in his underwear without being reported in the first place? There seems to be a significant increase in robberies and sexual assaults in the area. There needs to be a far more visible police presence on the streets or I can see people taking it upon themselves to deal with these crimes.[/p][/quote]Agreed. I hardly ever see police on the streets. In fact,. I can't remember the last time I did see some.[/p][/quote]You won't see them in the town as this does not bring in any income they are busy issueing to motorists with tickets for this and that. speedy1003
  • Score: 1

7:11pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Dunfo87 says...

one thing kids should be advised to do is use the mobile. we all nearly carry camera phones so whip the phone, take a picure, record a video. the whole group takes a photo he cant steal or attempt to steal all of the phone, and if he does, its recorded.
one thing kids should be advised to do is use the mobile. we all nearly carry camera phones so whip the phone, take a picure, record a video. the whole group takes a photo he cant steal or attempt to steal all of the phone, and if he does, its recorded. Dunfo87
  • Score: -3

7:49am Thu 14 Aug 14

ladybird14 says...

I do agree with the comments above and don't think men should be able to walk round free with there tops offs (in town and public areas etc) there are places for this like beaches !! I also think these girls are a bit young to be out this late on there own luckly they were in a group ,BUT PLEASE LET THIS BE A WARNING TO OTHER THIS DIDN'T STOP THIS SCUM FROM TRYING PLEASE WE HEAR TO MUCH OF THIS THESE DAYS SO PLEASE STAY SAFE !!
I carry deodorant with me and i will spray it in there faces if they try anything on with me and i've told my daughter the same
I do agree with the comments above and don't think men should be able to walk round free with there tops offs (in town and public areas etc) there are places for this like beaches !! I also think these girls are a bit young to be out this late on there own luckly they were in a group ,BUT PLEASE LET THIS BE A WARNING TO OTHER THIS DIDN'T STOP THIS SCUM FROM TRYING PLEASE WE HEAR TO MUCH OF THIS THESE DAYS SO PLEASE STAY SAFE !! I carry deodorant with me and i will spray it in there faces if they try anything on with me and i've told my daughter the same ladybird14
  • Score: 3

10:10am Thu 14 Aug 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

ladybird14 wrote:
I do agree with the comments above and don't think men should be able to walk round free with there tops offs (in town and public areas etc) there are places for this like beaches !! I also think these girls are a bit young to be out this late on there own luckly they were in a group ,BUT PLEASE LET THIS BE A WARNING TO OTHER THIS DIDN'T STOP THIS SCUM FROM TRYING PLEASE WE HEAR TO MUCH OF THIS THESE DAYS SO PLEASE STAY SAFE !!
I carry deodorant with me and i will spray it in there faces if they try anything on with me and i've told my daughter the same
A can of Deep Heat works a lot better.
[quote][p][bold]ladybird14[/bold] wrote: I do agree with the comments above and don't think men should be able to walk round free with there tops offs (in town and public areas etc) there are places for this like beaches !! I also think these girls are a bit young to be out this late on there own luckly they were in a group ,BUT PLEASE LET THIS BE A WARNING TO OTHER THIS DIDN'T STOP THIS SCUM FROM TRYING PLEASE WE HEAR TO MUCH OF THIS THESE DAYS SO PLEASE STAY SAFE !! I carry deodorant with me and i will spray it in there faces if they try anything on with me and i've told my daughter the same[/p][/quote]A can of Deep Heat works a lot better. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: 17

10:30pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Sweet cheeks123 says...

My daughter is 9, she keeps saying can I go out with my friends I say no because of the bad people out there, she keeps saying it's not fair why are you being so horrible , my friends and family say I need to let her have some independence as she will be at big school in 2 years she is my baby it's not I don't trust her it's the dirty scum bags out there , 2 weeks ago there were 2 attacks in one hour on 2 lady's we need more police on the streets we pay enough money each year, all the attacks lately you hear about are people that have come here from other country's makes me sick.
My daughter is 9, she keeps saying can I go out with my friends I say no because of the bad people out there, she keeps saying it's not fair why are you being so horrible , my friends and family say I need to let her have some independence as she will be at big school in 2 years she is my baby it's not I don't trust her it's the dirty scum bags out there , 2 weeks ago there were 2 attacks in one hour on 2 lady's we need more police on the streets we pay enough money each year, all the attacks lately you hear about are people that have come here from other country's makes me sick. Sweet cheeks123
  • Score: 6

9:35pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Dunfo87 says...

Dunfo87 wrote:
one thing kids should be advised to do is use the mobile. we all nearly carry camera phones so whip the phone, take a picure, record a video. the whole group takes a photo he cant steal or attempt to steal all of the phone, and if he does, its recorded.
the 4 people who voted against this obviously disagree with identifying the man
[quote][p][bold]Dunfo87[/bold] wrote: one thing kids should be advised to do is use the mobile. we all nearly carry camera phones so whip the phone, take a picure, record a video. the whole group takes a photo he cant steal or attempt to steal all of the phone, and if he does, its recorded.[/p][/quote]the 4 people who voted against this obviously disagree with identifying the man Dunfo87
  • Score: -2

9:43am Mon 18 Aug 14

ladybird14 says...

Sweet cheeks123 wrote:
My daughter is 9, she keeps saying can I go out with my friends I say no because of the bad people out there, she keeps saying it's not fair why are you being so horrible , my friends and family say I need to let her have some independence as she will be at big school in 2 years she is my baby it's not I don't trust her it's the dirty scum bags out there , 2 weeks ago there were 2 attacks in one hour on 2 lady's we need more police on the streets we pay enough money each year, all the attacks lately you hear about are people that have come here from other country's makes me sick.
i am the same and daughter is about to start secondary school this sept ,but i can't stop thinking about what scum we have out there
[quote][p][bold]Sweet cheeks123[/bold] wrote: My daughter is 9, she keeps saying can I go out with my friends I say no because of the bad people out there, she keeps saying it's not fair why are you being so horrible , my friends and family say I need to let her have some independence as she will be at big school in 2 years she is my baby it's not I don't trust her it's the dirty scum bags out there , 2 weeks ago there were 2 attacks in one hour on 2 lady's we need more police on the streets we pay enough money each year, all the attacks lately you hear about are people that have come here from other country's makes me sick.[/p][/quote]i am the same and daughter is about to start secondary school this sept ,but i can't stop thinking about what scum we have out there ladybird14
  • Score: 3

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