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Girl sexually assaulted in cemetery by three boys aged under 10

Girl sexually assaulted in cemetery by three boys aged under 10

An 11-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted by three boys under the age of 10 as mourners gathered in a cemetery.

The girl was attacked as she walked through Teddington Cemetery, south-west London, with a friend at around 3.30pm on October 20 as a Traveller funeral took place.

Three boys wearing blue, shiny suits and white shirts walked up to the pair, and the girl's friend ran off and hid. The boys then kissed the 11-year-old and sexually assaulted her.

A man who was cycling through the cemetery shouted at them to stop and they walked off.

Pc Jamie Oprey said: "The victim has been left extremely distressed by this attack which took place in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon.

"I am keen to speak to anyone who was in the cemetery at the time of the incident and could help us identify the boys responsible.

"I am also keen to speak to the man on the bicycle who intervened and stopped the attack - his information could prove invaluable in helping to find these boys."

The three boys, who are thought to have been attending the funeral, were all white and had short blond or brown hair.

Anyone with information can call police on 020 8721 5930 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.