Arrest after girl sexually assaulted in Wells

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault. The man in his 20s was arrested on Wednesday 8 February and later released on police bail with conditions. Police enquiries continue.

The arrest follows a public appeal for information after the incident on Monday afternoon, 30 January. A schoolgirl, aged 11, was approached and kissed by a stranger in Glastonbury Road, Wells. Officers are grateful to everyone who got in touch with information. They would still like to hear from anyone who has witnessed or had a similar experience.

In the meantime the neighbourhood team have been carrying out high visibility patrols in Wells since the incident. If you have any concerns please speak with them. They are there to reassure the public.

If who has not come forward so far has information that could help please do so. Please call 101 and give the reference 5223023661.

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