Southampton Man arrested after approaching girls and women in Fareham

Officers investigating three suspicious incidents in Fareham last Saturday afternoon have made an arrest.

Police received three reports of a man approaching women and teenage girls on West Street, Southampton Road, and at Fareham shopping centre and asking inappropriate questions. No-one was hurt.

A video of the odd male approaching two 13-year-old girl posted on social media and went viral and has been seen more then 24,000 times.

A 32 year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of an offence with the intention of committing a relevant sexual offence, and using threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm, or distress. He remains in custody at this time.

Anyone who has any concerns relating to this investigation, or who was approached by a suspicious man in Fareham on Saturday afternoon should call Fareham police on 101 quoting 441 8008 1718.

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