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Appeal for witnesses after report of man acting suspiciously towards children in Bognor

News   •   Aug 06, 2019 15:53 BST

Police are appealing for witnesses after responding to reports of a man acting suspiciously towards children playing in a park in Bognor.

Officers attended West Park in Fish Lane on Tuesday (6 August) at about 11.45am and arrested a man on suspicion of being in possession of a knife. The 18-year-old is currently in custody.

Detective Inspector Pauline Lane said: "We responded to a report that a man had attempted to entice two children into a wooded area of the park. The children were unharmed and ran back to their parents. We are trying to establish the circumstances of the incident and are appealing for anyone who saw what happened or has any information to get in touch with us.

"The park was busy at the time and there were lots of people around. We have stepped up patrols in the park and surrounding area and if anyone has any concerns please speak to our officers."

If you help with our investigation report online or ring 101 quoting serial 542 of 06/08.

Author: Michelle Tugwell
Ref: SXP55176/2019