4 Aug 2017

Manhunt after child assaulted in school grounds

1:23 pm on 4 August 2017

Police are hunting for a man who assaulted a pupil at a Hamilton school.

They say he entered the grounds of the Knighton primary school about 11am on 27 July and assaulted a student.

The young victim has been spoken to by specialist interviewers and police have examined the scene and reviewed CCTV footage.

Police are looking for a man of medium to large build, aged in his 20s, possibly with a beard or some facial hair.

At the time, he was wearing dark-coloured clothing and a dark-coloured hat or cap and at some stage he may have had a bicycle with him.

The police say the child's well-being is the priority, so they will not be releasing further details.