Detectives are urgently want to trace a man wanted over a serious sexual attack on a nine-year-old girl.
Members of the public are warned not to approach Steven Partridge aged 22 and to dial 999 immediately if he is spotted.
Partridge from the south coast is also known by the surnames of Keys, Keyes, Budden & Young.
He currently lives in York Road, Southend and has perviously lived in Folkestone & Hackney.
A member of public found the nine-year-old victim on an alleyway near Scratton Road in Southend on Monday evening.
Detective Chief Superintendent Tracy Hawkings, head of public protection at Essex Police, said.
“She has suffered a sexual assault and we are doing everything we can to look after her following this traumatic ordeal.”
Partridge is described as white, six feet tall and of slim build with blue eyes. He has short straight fair hair and has a tattoo on his left wrist which says ‘Mum’ and one on his right arm which says ‘Steven’.
Anybody with information is asked to contact Essex Police on 01245 282103.
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