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Police release CCTV footage of man suspected of sexually assaulting seven children

A total of nine sex assaults have taken place since June of this year.

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POLICE IN LONDON have said that they are searching for a man believed to have committed at least nine sexual assaults – seven of them being against children.

Officers in the Greenwich and Lewisham areas said that the victims are three girls aged 11, four girls aged 13 and two women aged 25 and 27.

All the offences took place between 8am and 4pm between 30 June and 16 October.

Detectives have released CCTV images of a man leaving the scene of the Honor Oak Road incident and appeal to the public to help identify him.

In all cases, the attacker has approached the victim and sexually touched them before running from the scene on foot.

Superintendent Lee Hill of Greenwich Police said: “These incidents were very frightening for the victims. I am appealing to the public to help identify and locate this man as quickly as possible.

“Although none of the victims have suffered physical injury, the effects of becoming a victim of sexual assault can be lasting and traumatic.

“There is a possibility that these incidents are part of a linked series of attacks as a number of victims have provided very similar descriptions of the attacker – a white man aged between 40-50-years-old, with short white or blonde hair. This is one line of enquiry detectives are exploring.

I am concerned that there may be more victims who have not yet come forward and are not receiving the support that they may need. I would urge any victims who have not yet come forward to contact police.

“While efforts to trace the person or people behind these attacks progresses, police patrols in the area have been increased and officers are working with local schools to advise and reassure pupils and parents.”

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