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E-fit released following sexual assaults

News   •   May 06, 2016 14:29 BST

[E-fit of man police wish to speak with]

Police are releasing an e-fit of a man and are appealing for information following linked sexual assaults and a robbery on women in the Blackheath area.

The four incidents occurred between October 2015 and February this year when a man targeted the lone women late at night or the early hours of the morning.

The incidents are as follows:

- Blackheath Park, SE3 - 9 October 2015 at approximately 22:30hrs - assault.

A 19-year-old woman was approached by a man who grabbed her leg and tried to push her in the bushes at the park near St Michael and All Angels Church.

- Foxes Dale, SE3 - 5 October 2015 at approximately 01:40hrs - sexual assault.

A 22-year-old woman was approached by a man and she tried to walk away from him. He then followed her and sexually assaulted her.

- Shooters Hill Road, SE3 - 11 October 2015 at approximately 03:00hrs - sexual assault.

A 20-year-old woman was walking through the foot tunnel at the Sun in the Sands roundabout in Shooters Hill Road when man approached and grabbed before sexually assaulting her. She managed to break free and run away.

- Pond Road, SE3 - Saturday, 6 February shortly after midnight - assault and attempted robbery.

A 30-year-old woman was approached by man who tried to engage her in conversation. He then grabbed her, pushed her into a bush and struck her in the face. He then tried to steal her handbag.

The e-fit was compiled after the attack on 11 October 2015.

The suspect is described as a dark skinned man, between 5ft 8ins and 6ft in height. He had close cropped hair or short brown hair. Victims have described him to be between 30 and 40 years old.

In the last incident he said his name was "Jamil" and he sometimes wears a puffa-style jacket.

Detective Inspector Andy Daws, of Plumstead CID, said: "We are keen to trace this man. I would urge anyone who may know something or may have been a victim of him to contact us as soon as possible - any information may prove vital."

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect or any possible witnesses who have not spoken to police are urged to call Plumstead CID on 07825 273 811 or via 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.