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Met issue photo of suspect after five sexual assaults in Walthamstow

Police are investigating five reports of girls and women aged between twelve and 22 being sexually assaulted around Hoe Street and Wood Street

Credit: Met Police

Detectives investigating a series of sexual assaults in Walthamstow have issued an e-fit image of a suspect.

The Metropolitan Police is investigating five reports of girls and women aged between twelve and 22 being sexually assaulted around Hoe Street and Wood Street.

The assaults occurred between 17th January and 22nd February.


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Detective Constable Lucie Johnson-Jones, from the North East Command Unit, said: “We believe the suspect is in his late teens or early 20s and we are working to urgently identify him. Anyone who can help us do that should contact us immediately.

“These incidents are concerning and I recognise people in the area will be worried. We have stepped up patrols and are working with local schools to provide as much reassurance as we can.”

Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call 101 quoting the reference 4902399/24.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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