Police hunting a sex offender who is believed to have assaulted over 20 women in London’s Hackney Marshes area have released an E-Fit image of a man they would like to question.
In each incident, the description of the suspect and his actions have been very similar and police have concluded that it's the same attacker in each case.
Women who have been out on their own either walking or jogging in the area have been approached by a cyclist who has either grabbed their buttocks from behind, or touched their genitals, before making what they describe as "inappropriate" comments and riding off.
Between February and June this year, police have fielded 22 complaints from women who have been assaulted by the man but suspect there could be many more victims.
From the descriptions provided by the victims, police have created a computer-generated image of the suspect using Electronic Facial Identification Technique (E-FIT).
Detectives are urging any women who may not yet have spoken to police to make contact with them.
The suspect is described as light skinned male, possibly mixed race, aged 16/17, who is usually wearing a grey tracksuit.
Detective Constable Hannah Rodericks, Central East Command Unit, is investigating.
She said: "I understand this news may cause considerable concern among the community. We in the Central East Command Unit share that concern and are doing everything we can to identify and bring to justice the person responsible.
"It is imperative that he is identified but we need the public's help. Anyone who has information that they think can help us is urged to make contact immediately."
Anyone who has information that could help police should call 101 ref 4216097/22.
Alternatively tweet @MetCC, or to remain 100% anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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