sexual assault on a 16-year-old girl in Maidenhead on Tuesday has led to a polxual assaultice appeal for public help.

The incident took place at about 6.10pm in the High Street, outside the Nicholsons Centre.

The victim was approached by a man who spoke to her and went to hug her before touching her inappropriately several times. He then left the scene.

The offender is black with a slim build and is about 18 years old. He has short, black afro-style hair and no facial hair.

He was wearing baggy, ripped jeans and a light blue jacket and also had white earphones.

Investigating officer, Sergeant Alasdair McLullich, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “This was a very distressing incident in which a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man who approached her.

“It happened in daylight hours so I am hopeful that people may have witnessed this offence, or may have information which could help our investigation.

“If you have any information which you think could be relevant, please contact us.

“You can make a report online, or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”