A YOUNG girl was assaulted by an adult in a wooded area, it has emerged.

Surrey Police said it was taking the incident, in Gomer Road, Bagshot "extremely seriously". It happened in the afternoon of Sunday, September 17 but police have refused to provide an approximate time - nor the age of the girl concerned.

However the force clarified that regardless of speculation on social media, there was 'no evidence' the incident was a sexual assault.

The girl had been walking alone in the wooded area when she was attacked by an unknown man.

House to house enquiries took place shortly after the incident in the nearby area, a police spokesperson said.

Detective Constable Chris Jeacock, said: “I would like to reassure the local community that we are taking this extremely seriously and carrying out a full and thorough investigation to try to identify the man responsible.

"We have already carried out a number of enquiries and will continue to do so alongside increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance to local residents.

"I would also urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or has any other information which could assist, to come forward as a matter of priority.”

The force would not confirm whether the girl suffered any injuries as a result of the attack.

If you can help, call Surrey Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 45170102451.

You can also use the online reporting system found at https://report.police.uk/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Additional information' section. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.