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Winton schoolgirl attack - 38-year-old Bournemouth man appears in court
A MAN has been charged in connection with an incident where an 11-year-old girl was allegedly grabbed and kissed as she walked along a street in Winton.
Sed Noureddine, who was arrested on Tuesday, has been charged with assault of a girl under 13 by touching, under the Sexual Offences Act.
Noureddine, 38, of Stirling Road, made a brief appearance at Bournemouth Magistrates Court yesterday.
He confirmed his details and was remanded in custody overnight to appear before magistrates again today.
The alleged offence was outlined in court yesterday before the case was adjourned so an interpreter could be organised for Noureddine, who is an Algerian national and appeared in the dock wearing a blue shirt and a jacket.
An appeal for information was launched after an alleged incident on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 25, at Wimborne Road, close to East Avenue.
When the appeal was launched, police said that a man allegedly approached the girl before attempting to engage her in conversation, putting his arm around her and kissing her.
The girl, who was walking back from school, was said to have broken free and ran home.
She was not injured in the alleged incident.