Police hunt suspected serial sex attacker after 13 attacks on London streets

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The suspect was described by police as as a “light-skinned black man”, aged between 18 and 30, of slim build, around 5ft with afro-style hair. Police are hunting a suspected serial sex attacker after a string of assaults on women as young as 19 on the streets of London.CCTV has been released of a man officers want to talk to after 13 assaults were reported in Ladywell, Lewisham between December 2017 and April 2018.The attacker approached lone women, aged from 19 to 40, and sexually touched them in the street, police said.Scotland Yard have released footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incidents and have appealed to the public to help identify him.Detective Constable Tristan Hunter said: “These incidents were very traumatic for the victims and we are appealing to the public to help us identify who this man is so that he can be apprehended as soon as possible.”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.”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 the community to offer reassurance and to help identify the offender.” During a number of attacks he wore a dark jacket with a hood, dark trousers or jeans, trainers and sometimes gloves. read more