Police link incidents to girl being followed in Stowmarket

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Police are linking five incidents of girls being followed in Stowmarket.

At around 3.20pm on Wednesday December 17, a 10-year-old girl noticed a man standing on the pavement on Kersey Close and as she walked along a nearby footpath with friends, he followed them.

The man followed the group for a while but they managed to lose him.

The 10-year-old girl also reported a similar incident last week on Friday December 12 where a man followed her and a group of girls along the same route around a similar time.

The man is described as white, of medium build, approximately 5’8” tall, aged in his twenties and was wearing a grey hooded jumper, black trousers and black trainers.

Following an investigation, police are linking these to three other incidents

The first, on Tuesday November 4 at around 5.30pm, saw a 16-year-old girl approached in a car park in Prentice Road and grabbed on the neck before she ran away.

The next incident, on Friday November 28 between 8am and 8.30am in Melford Road, saw a 12-year-old girl followed by a man who appeared to be taking photographs of her,

The third incident, in Stowupland Road at around 5pm on Monday December 8, saw a 16-year-old girl followed by an unknown man.

Anyone with information relating to these crimes should call Bury CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111