Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on a teenage girl on the Isle of Wight.
The 15-year-old girl has told detectives she had been with friends in the main arena of the Bestival music festival at Robin Hill Country Park on Sunday, September 11, 2011 when she was approached by a man she did not know.
It’s alleged the man raped the girl sometime between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Sunday, September 11, 2011 at the Bestival near the main arena.
The man was described as:
Aged in his 20s
Approximately 6 ft tall
Large muscular build
He was wearing a white top with a navy blue collar and navy blue short sleeves, and wellington boots.
Police are appealing for witnesses who know this man or who may have seen someone matching this description walking with a teenage girl in or near the Bestival main area on the evening of Sunday, September 12, 2011.
Officers are also appealing to this man directly to make contact so the full circumstances can be established as soon as possible.
The 15-year-old girl, who is from the Isle of Wight, is being looked after by police officers and staff with expertise in dealing with sexual offences. Her family are being kept informed about the investigation.
Bestival promoters are assisting police with enquiries.
Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Isle of Wight CID at Newport Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing email@example.com.
From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.