Appeal after girl, 16, sexually assaulted at End of the Road festival

POLICE are appealing for information after a teenager was sexually assaulted by a man at a music festival.

The incident occurred during the Saturday night of the End of the Road event, at Larmer Tree Gardens, near Blandford, Dorset, on September 3 this year.

Police are appealing for information relating to the incident, which saw a 16-year-old targeted during main stage headliner, The Pixies.

“The incident took place shortly after 9.30pm during the Saturday night main stage headliner at the very front of the crowd,” a Wiltshire Police spokesperson said.

“The victim had been waiting at the barrier since approximately 8.30pm and the assault occurred during the first track of the band’s set.

“The victim immediately sought the help of security but, unfortunately, the suspect was not located.”

The spokesperson said the man is described as white, over 6ft tall with short grey hair and aged between 40-60 years old. He was wearing a black T-shirt with bold text and blue jeans.

“The south Wiltshire event organisers are fully engaged with our enquiries and are assisting investigating officers,” the spokesperson added.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 and quote crime reference number 54220093291.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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