E-fit released after attempted abduction in Hove Cemetery

Sussex Police has released an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted abduction in Hove
Sussex Police has released an e-fit of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted abduction in Hove

Police investigating an attempted abduction of a girl in Hove Cemetery have released an e-fit of the suspect.

Sussex Police said a man reportedly grabbed the girl as she walked to school through Hove Cemetery last month.

​The man then allegedly dragged the 13-year-old a short distance before she managed to break free and run away at around 8.10am on Wednesday, April 26.

Police describe the suspect as a tanned man, approximately 6ft, aged between 40 and 50, of very large build, and with dark hair which was long enough to tuck behind his ears. He was described as wearing a long brown T-shirt, brown baggy trousers and a red scarf with white dots around his neck.

Detective Constable Steve Amner said: “I would urge anyone who recognises the suspect or has any information about this to contact us. While incidents like this are obviously concerning, we are not currently linking this to any others. The public are reminded to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to report online here or call 101 quoting serial 248 of 26/04.