A man has been charged with sexual assault after what police described as ‘highly unusual behaviour’ in a busy shopping district.
Akhtar Nawaz, 21, from Meadowcroft, Aylesbury, was charged after three young women were allegedly hugged and kissed by a man without their consent in Hemel Hempstead.
The alleged incident happened between 12.30pm and 1.30pm in Marlowes on Thursday May 28.
Det Insp Sam Khanna said: “This is highly unusual behaviour and as such was quite distressing for the women involved.
“We believe there may have been others who were approached in this way and I would like to speak these people.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference D1/15/3337.
Nawaz has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at St Albans Crown Court on June 12.