Man wanted over sexual assaults on girls in Yate
POLICE believe the same man may have sexually assaulted two girls in separate incidents in Yate.
Officers have released a picture of a man they want to trace, based on the description of the victim of one of the assaults.
They say that in both cases girls were "touched inappropriately", and the offences are being investigated as sexual assault by touching.
The most recent attack happened on March 21 at 4.30pm, in an underpass near Sandhurst, under Barnwood Road.
Police say they are "keeping an open mind" as to whether the incident is linked with an earlier assault in Slimbridge Close, at around 4pm on January 14, in which a teenage girl was touched.
On both occasions police say the victims ran away and were not injured.
The image officers have released is based on the description provided by the victim of the first incident.
He is white, in his 20s and around 5ft 9in tall, with blond hair.
At the time of the incident he was wearing a light coat with red, blue and white colour blocks, dark trousers and blue trainers.
Police are calling on anyone who recognises the man in the image or has information which could help in either investigation to call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222 011 047 for the Slimbridge Close incident or 5222 067 867 for the Sandhurst incident.