Man in custody after assault on three-year-old at Paulton's Park - did you see incident?

Man in custody after assault on three-year-old at Paulton's Park - did you see incident?

Man in custody after assault on three-year-old at Paulton's Park - did you see incident?

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A Poole man has been arrested after a young girl was allegedly assaulted at Paulton's Park on Sunday.

Officers have been told that a young girl aged about three or four was assaulted by a man who was known to her at the family theme park, near Romsey in Hampshire.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was walking along a footpath from the main entrance to car park “D” at about 2pm and saw what happened.

The man is described as white, of large build, 6ft tall with dark hair and a tanned complexion. He was wearing a dark t-shirt.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC David Barnes at Hythe calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.

A 37-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of common assault and is in custody in Dorset, having been arrested on behalf of Hampshire Police officers.

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2:29pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Common assault? Not child abuse then?
Common assault? Not child abuse then? Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 8

3:12pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

Btw, no I didnt see the "incident". Why all the secrecy and censorship in this country… "suspicious activity" "helping police with enquiries" "incident". What are we?
Btw, no I didnt see the "incident". Why all the secrecy and censorship in this country… "suspicious activity" "helping police with enquiries" "incident". What are we? Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 3

3:34pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Bournehammer68 says...

common assult sounds like a smack to me.
common assult sounds like a smack to me. Bournehammer68
  • Score: -4

3:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Bournehammer68 says...

assault
assault Bournehammer68
  • Score: -15

4:44pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Pasiphae says...

What the betting it was a father giving his child a smack...you can't even discipline your own child without some do-gooder interfering these days.
What the betting it was a father giving his child a smack...you can't even discipline your own child without some do-gooder interfering these days. Pasiphae
  • Score: 30

7:18pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BournemouthMum says...

A six foot tall man of large build hitting a 4 year old girl? I hope the bullying thug is locked up.
A six foot tall man of large build hitting a 4 year old girl? I hope the bullying thug is locked up. BournemouthMum
  • Score: -17

9:01pm Mon 21 Jul 14

ashleycross says...

Lets hope the news of this spreads to supermarket security guards and those awful parents who drag their kids round the shop yelling at them and hitting them instead of leaving them at home with a baby sitter or taking them to friends house get their comeuppance.
As for ruining a child's day out at a theme park and that of all the children who witnessed it by assaulting her, unforgivable-if you can't cope, go to social services for parenting classes. These children are our future and everyone is responsible for looking out for them.
Lets hope the news of this spreads to supermarket security guards and those awful parents who drag their kids round the shop yelling at them and hitting them instead of leaving them at home with a baby sitter or taking them to friends house get their comeuppance. As for ruining a child's day out at a theme park and that of all the children who witnessed it by assaulting her, unforgivable-if you can't cope, go to social services for parenting classes. These children are our future and everyone is responsible for looking out for them. ashleycross
  • Score: -33

11:43pm Mon 21 Jul 14

evobilly says...

Ashleycross in my opinion you are everything that I wrong with this country. The type of old battleaxe that will turn their nose up at an unruly child, expecting the parents to act, yet jump down their throats the minute they do. I was smacked as a child and it did me no harm. I bear no emotional scars and I learnt respect. Where it is due anyway. Do you really think children should be left with babysitters or friends instead of going to the shops? Sort it out you pathetic excuse for a human.
Ashleycross in my opinion you are everything that I wrong with this country. The type of old battleaxe that will turn their nose up at an unruly child, expecting the parents to act, yet jump down their throats the minute they do. I was smacked as a child and it did me no harm. I bear no emotional scars and I learnt respect. Where it is due anyway. Do you really think children should be left with babysitters or friends instead of going to the shops? Sort it out you pathetic excuse for a human. evobilly
  • Score: 37

1:52pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Dont drop litter says...

evobilly wrote:
Ashleycross in my opinion you are everything that I wrong with this country. The type of old battleaxe that will turn their nose up at an unruly child, expecting the parents to act, yet jump down their throats the minute they do. I was smacked as a child and it did me no harm. I bear no emotional scars and I learnt respect. Where it is due anyway. Do you really think children should be left with babysitters or friends instead of going to the shops? Sort it out you pathetic excuse for a human.
I doesn't give any details of the assault but I would guess it was someone trying to control an unruly child and probably wasn't serious. I was given the odd clip or smack when I was a kid but it's done me no harm. I would much rather that than be brought up in a home with rowing parents who's constant swearing and fighting made me feel afraid, or that swearing and shouting was normal and acceptable behaviour. I think the emotion scars from a poor upbringing are far more worthy of 'assault'.
If we are going to bring up children who will become law-abiding, decent human beings then we need to set some ground rules - letting kids do as they please isn't the answer. The trouble is that with every successive generation the important lessons are lost.
[quote][p][bold]evobilly[/bold] wrote: Ashleycross in my opinion you are everything that I wrong with this country. The type of old battleaxe that will turn their nose up at an unruly child, expecting the parents to act, yet jump down their throats the minute they do. I was smacked as a child and it did me no harm. I bear no emotional scars and I learnt respect. Where it is due anyway. Do you really think children should be left with babysitters or friends instead of going to the shops? Sort it out you pathetic excuse for a human.[/p][/quote]I doesn't give any details of the assault but I would guess it was someone trying to control an unruly child and probably wasn't serious. I was given the odd clip or smack when I was a kid but it's done me no harm. I would much rather that than be brought up in a home with rowing parents who's constant swearing and fighting made me feel afraid, or that swearing and shouting was normal and acceptable behaviour. I think the emotion scars from a poor upbringing are far more worthy of 'assault'. If we are going to bring up children who will become law-abiding, decent human beings then we need to set some ground rules - letting kids do as they please isn't the answer. The trouble is that with every successive generation the important lessons are lost. Dont drop litter
  • Score: 2

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