Man arrested after teenage girl sexually harassed at Wickham Café

A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was sexually harassed at a Wickham café.

Police received reports that a man had been visiting a café on The Square in Wickham between Saturday January 7th and Monday January 9th allegedly making unwanted sexualised comments towards an employee.

It was also reported that the man had left a large tip specifically for the victim – which was refused.

Police have since carried out enquires in the local area, identifying the man and subsequently making an arrest.

A 68-year-old man from Winchester has been arrested on suspicion of attempting to incite a girl 13 to 15 to engage in non-penetrative sexual activity and harassment without violence.

He has since been released on conditional bail until Sunday April 16th pending further police enquiries.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary is committed to tackling violence against women and girls perpetrated by men. Violence, intimidation and harassment of any kind towards women and girls is not acceptable in any form.”