Police have arrested a boy in connection with the sexual assault of two six-year-old girls at the Legoland Windsor Resort. The alleged assault took place at the Castaway Camp in the Pirate Shores area of the site between about 12.15pm and 12.30pm GMT on Thursday 11 August.

The offender is alleged to have touched the two six girls inappropriately inside one of the attractions at the theme park, based in Berkshire, whilst their parents sat nearby.

The alarm was immediately raised and police questioned a number of people visiting Legoland that day. It is understood that the boy was questioned about what happened on the day of the alleged incident.

Officers from Thames Valley Police say that they arrested the boy in connection with the offence on Tuesday 1 November. His age has not been revealed by the police force.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "The offence happened at Castaway Camp in Pirate Shores between about 12.15pm and 12.30pm on Thursday August 11 this year. The offender touched the victims, two six-year-old girls, inappropriately.

E-fit of man
The E-fit of a boy wanted for questioning by police in connection with sexual assaults Thames Valley Police

"This morning, police officers from Thames Valley Police arrested a boy in connection with the offence. He has been released on police bail. This is remains a live investigation and we continue to appeal for the public's help. If you have any information about the offences please call 101 and quote reference number 705."

On Monday 19 September, detectives investigating the alleged assault appealed for more information during a live report from the park for BBC's Crimewatch programme. In response to the programme, police received 80 calls within less than 24 hours.

An E-fit was also issued by Thames Valley Police with police asking all that attended the theme park that day to look through photos they may have taken.

Detective Inspector Penny Mackenzie of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit, said at the time: "I would like to reassure the local community and visitors to Legoland that such offences are extremely rare and that we are working closely with Legoland to identify the suspect."

The boy has been released on police bail until Friday 2 December 2016.