POLICE are appealing for information after a man grabbed and tried to kiss a teenaged girl.

At around 6.45pm on Friday September 24 the 16-year-old girl was walking home along the The Drove, on the A259 in Newhaven, when she was approached by a man near Sainsburys.

He engaged her in conversation and then grabbed and tried to kiss her, but she pulled away and made her way safely home.

The man is white, about 5 ft 10 ins, slim, with brown hair in a ponytail.

He had a tattoo of a name on his neck, and was wearing a blue tracksuit and grey trainers.

PC Jack Balkham said: "We have been making enquiries across the local area and have currently had no reports of other people being approached in this way."

If you saw what happened or if you think you can identify the man described, please contact police either online or by calling 101, quoting serial 197 of 26/09.

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