This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13 °C Friday 5 June, 2020
Advertisement

Man arrested over nine linked sexual assaults in Clapham

The suspect is described as a man with dark hair and as being of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern appearance.

Updated 11.26am

Source: Metropolitan Police

POLICE IN LONDON have arrested a 24-year-old man in connection with a series of sexual assault believed to be linked.

All nine incidents took place in less than a month in the Clapham and Brixton Hill areas.

9 October

  • A 23-year-old woman was grabbed and sexually assaulted along Clitheroe Road, Clapham at about 11.30pm. She managed to raise the alarm and the suspect ran off.

Saturday, 10 October

  • A 30-year-old woman was walking along Deauville Court, close to Elms Crescent, at about 1am when a man approached and tried to engage her in conversation. When she asked him to leave her alone, he grabbed and assaulted her.

Thursday, 22 October

  • At 9.05pm a woman was followed along Trent Road before a man placed his hand up her dress. The 32-year-old woman reported the incident to local officers.

Monday 26 October 

  • At 7.05pm along Arodene Road, Clapham, a 35-year-old woman was grabbed from behind as she walked home.
  • At 9.15pm, CCTV footage was captured along nearby Roseberry Road, as a 26-year-old woman attempted to enter her home address. A man was seen approaching her from behind and assaulting her before she was able to raise the alarm.
  • On the same night, at 9.36pm, a 28-year-old woman had just arrived home along Sandmere Road, Clapham, when she noticed a man standing on the opposite side of her street. He had pulled down his trousers and underwear to deliberately expose himself. The woman managed to get into her house and alert police.

Wednesday 28 October

  • At 7.20pm a 28-year-old woman had been approaching her home along Southwell Road when a man grabbed her. She screamed and he fled the scene.
  • Three hours later on the same night a 31-year-old woman was walking home when she was pushed by a suspect into a nearby block of flats along Sudbourne Road. She was sexually assaulted before the suspect ran away.

Saturday, 31 October

  • Police were called at shortly after 5.40pm to Edithna Street, SW8. A woman had been approached from behind by a man, who touched her on the backside multiple times. The woman called for help and the attacker fled, making off in the direction of Landor Road, SW9.

Arrest

In all of these cases, the suspect is described as a man with dark hair and as being of Mediterranean or Middle-Eastern appearance.

#Open journalism No news is bad news Support The Journal

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support us now

The 24-year-old man in police custody was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in the Brixton Hill area.

The man was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in the Brixton Hill area and he remains in custody at a south London police station.

Yesterday police had urged further victims to come forward and advised caution

Commander Simon Letchford said:

If you are out and about I would ask you to please take some sensible precautions. Be aware of your surroundings, especially who is around you. If you feel uneasy about an individual or situation, then please trust your instincts. Always dial 999 if you feel in danger.

Read: A brave woman is calling for a fightback against harassment on Ireland’s streets>

Read: Murders are down, but sexual assaults and poisonings are on the rise>

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

Read next:

COMMENTS (36)