Mum and daughter, 7, sexually assaulted walking home from school after being followed

A mother and her young daughter were sexually assaulted as they walked home in broad daylight after school.

The victims, including a seven-year-old girl, were walking through Coventry, West Mids, at around 3.30pm when the incident happened.

The pair were followed by a man who is said to have tried to touch them both inappropriately, Coventry Live reported.

They managed to get to safety and called 999.

Investigating officers from West Midlands Police have urged anyone with information to get in touch as soon as possible.

A spokesman for the force said: “We’re investigating a sexual assault which happened around 3.30pm on Tuesday (July 5).

“A mother and her seven-year-old daughter were followed by a man who attempted to inappropriately touch them.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact us via Live Chat on our website quoting 20/617960/22.”

Details can also be passed on anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.