Father of Lewisham sexual assault victim appeals for help in finding attacker

Detectives have created an e-fit based on a victim’s description. Pic: Met Police

The father of an 11-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by a man in the street has made a plea for help in catching the attacker, thought to have been assaulting women in Lewisham, Bromley and Greenwich. 

Detectives have created an e-fit of the man who has been “inappropriately” touching seven school girls and three women between June 30 and October 19. 

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Stables of Lewisham police said: “We have created an e-fit following the description given by one of the victims. If anyone recognises this man, please can they contact police.” 

“We are working closely with local schools to make pupils aware of these incidents and to ensure they are vigilant when walking to and from school.” 

The man was caught on CCTV after attacking a 25-year-old woman and running away, removing his hat and outerwear. 

The father of the 11-year-old victim said: “This assault has upset and frightened our 11-year-old daughter immensely.

“This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable and has had far reaching implications upon her mental state. Our daughter and her friends are now scared to walk to school on their own, their confidence and feeling of independence have been damaged and our daughter is wondering why she was targeted for this sort of attack.” 

“Consequently, we appeal to anyone to come forward if you know this person (or suspect that you know this person) so that this type of assault can be prevented from affecting any others.” 

Anyone who has information that could help find this man should call Greenwich CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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