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Man charged with stalking and attempted rape after Walthamstow attack

The man has been remanded

The man has been remanded
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Police have arrested and charged a man for attempted rape and stalking offences after a woman was followed and attacked on Chingford Road, E17 and another woman was approached in Walthamstow on 1st August.

A public statement by the Waltham Forest MPS posted on Twitter read: “Officers from the North East BCU Predatory Offender Unit conducted a proactive operation to two linked offences from 01/08/2023, where a man approached two women in the Hoe Street to Chingford Road area of E17.”

The statement continued: “The Predatory Offender Unit’s skill and experience in deploying fast time man hunt tactics, quickly identified a suspect who was subsequently arrested, charged and remanded for attempted rape and stalking offences.”

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy said on Twitter: “Walthamstow pleased to let you know a man has been charged will be relieved to hear this and of the work done to secure this outcome as well as want to support the victims. Thank you to everyone who shared the earlier appeal for witnesses which also played a critical role in this matter.

“I know many of you will be relieved to hear this and of the work done to secure this outcome as well as want to support the victims. Thank you to everyone who shared the earlier appeal for witnesses which also played a critical role in this matter.”