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Police renew appeal for information after sex attack on three-year-old girl on Isle of Wight

Detectives investigating a sex attack on a three-year-old girl in a country park have appealed for any photographs or video footage which might help identify a suspect.

The incident took place in a wooded area of Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, on the Isle of Wight, shortly after 3pm on August 31.

A man in his 60s, who was arrested in connection with the attack and is from the Isle of Wight, has been bailed until September 28, Hampshire Police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Liam Davies said: “We have previously appealed for anyone with dashcam footage, who drove into Fort Victoria Country Park via Westhill Lane between 11.30am and 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, to get in touch.

“We continue to ask for this footage, and in addition would now like to hear from anyone who attended the country park between these times and took photographs or videos while they were there.

“Please take the time to check over your cameras and camera phones and upload anything you captured in the area that day to the portal provided, even if you feel it may not be of relevance.

“You may have inadvertently captured something, or someone, significant without realising it.

“We are continuing to investigate this offence as an absolute priority, and our dedicated investigators will take the time to review all of the material you provide us.”

Footage can be uploaded by visiting the force’s website.

Superintendent Sarah Jackson, District Commander for the Isle of Wight, said: “I am, of course, aware of the concerns within the community following this incident, but please be reassured that we are doing everything we can to progress this investigation and follow every line of inquiry available to us.

“Incidents such as this are very rare and we will be ensuring we have additional patrols in the relevant locations. In addition to this, we will be working with our partners and local schools to address any concerns raised.

“As ever, please pass any information you have about this incident to the investigation team, and please refrain from speculating online while we seek to establish the full circumstances.”