The incident took place in downtown Aldershot on Monday afternoon between Short Street and Weatherspuns around 1pm when a man approached a mother and child.
“It is reported that the man approached the woman and her young child and insisted on trying to talk to the child. He also touched the child without permission, ”a police spokesman said.
“He didn’t try to pick up the baby. Feeling uncomfortable, the mother was able to leave the area with her child. “
The man was white, about 5 feet 8 inches, of average build, with gray hair and with a very strong Scottish accent.
“As part of the investigation, we arrested a 57-year-old man from Aldershot on suspicion of sexual assault. He has been released under investigation, ”the spokesman added.
Anyone with information should call 101, referring to 44220214307.