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Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after incident involving two young girls

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after two girls were approached by a stranger in a Cardiff park.

Police said the man was arrested in Caedelyn Park in Rhiwbina at 11.40am today, in relation to a suspicious incident that happened in the same park on Saturday.

He has not been arrested in relation to a second suspicious incident that happened in a different Rhiwbina park on Monday. Police said that incident is still being investigated, but it is understood officers are still treating the two as linked.

Two girls, aged 10 and 11, were walking through Caedelyn Park together at around 11am on Saturday when they were approached by an unknown man, who allegedly grabbed one of the girls by the leg.

Then, sometime between 11am and 11.30am on Monday a girl was also approached by a man. She later told her parents the man either tried to grab her rucksack or was attempting to touch her.

Police inspector Paul Crowley said: “Investigations are ongoing and items of clothing have been taken away for DNA and forensics testing.

“This incident could be completely innocent but at the moment we are treating the two incidents as linked.

“Rhiwbina is a safe place and remains a safe place.

“As always we would advise young people to stay with friends when out and about.”

If you have any information, contact South Wales Police on 101, quoting occurrence number *179208.

Any suspicious behaviour should be reported to police on 999.

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