A MAN is being quizzed by police officers after a teenage girl was allegedly sexually assaulted. 

The girl was in Gore Road, New Milton on Tuesday morning, July 9 when she was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her. 

Following enquiries from officers in Hampshire, a man, 30 and from Ferndown, was arrested in Christchurch later that afternoon. 

A spokesman for New Milton police said: “A 30-year-old man from Ferndown, Dorset has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault. 

“It follows a report of a sexual assault on a teenage girl on Gore Road, New Milton shortly before 9am today (Tuesday 9 July). 

“The man was arrested in Christchurch at approximately 2.30pm this afternoon and is currently in police custody. 

“The arrest followed a great joint effort involving officers from the neighbourhood policing team and district policing team.”