POLICE are hunting an 'elderly man' after a girl was touched 'inappropriately' near a school.

Thames Valley Police said the victim was walking and pushing her bicycle near Kennet School when it happened.

The man reportedly assaulted the girl over her clothing before helping her up when she had fallen over.

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He then attempted to kiss her before a member of the public intervened and he left the scene.

It is believed to have happened between 8.15am and 9am either Wednesday, April 21, or Thursday, April 22 - although reported to police on Friday, May 7.

The offender is described as a white man aged between 70 and 80 years old. He had grey hair with a bald patch on top and was wearing a baggy T-shirt and blue jogging bottoms. He was reportedly acting as if he had been drinking or taking drugs.

Investigating officer PC Hannah Potter, based at Newbury police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses of this incident, or anyone who saw a man matching the description provided in the area at the time to please get in touch.

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“I am also keen to speak to the member of public, a man, who intervened when they witnessed this incident."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 reference 43210195396, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111