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London police are looking for a man with an Irish accent over sexual assault

Scotland Yard say the man was drunk at the time of the incident last summer.
Mar 5th 2015, 2:50 PM 19,496 20

POLICE IN LONDON have released CCTV footage of a man they want to question in relation to a sexual assault of a six-year-old boy.

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They believe the man in the video, seen wearing beige trousers, a checked shirt and a yellow patterned baseball cap, has an Irish accent and was drunk at the time of the incident.

The footage was taken near a community centre on the Grays Inn Road where the offence took place on 1 July 2014.

At about 1.40pm that day, the victim went to use the toilet facilities at the centre where he had been playing with a friend.

While there, he was approached by a man who sexually assaulted him before leaving the scene.

The boy returned to his mother and told her what happened. The manager called police and a staff member attempted to follow the suspect but lost him on the street.

Detectives failed to identify the suspect over the seven-month investigation and are now appealing to the public for its help.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 55 and 65, with a large stomach and dark chin-length hair with blond or light ends.

“This was a particularly upsetting sexual assault on a young boy by a complete stranger,” Detective Inspector Neil Rawlinson said today.

“Numerous inquiries have been ongoing since the incident took place in an attempt to trace the suspect, who we believe was heavily intoxicated.”

Rawlinson also praised the staff at the Calthorpe Project for their quick response to the attack. He also moved to reassure the public that these types of incidents are “extremely rare”.

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