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Appeal after man breaks into woman's home and sexually assaults her

News   •   Jul 09, 2019 14:11 BST

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Detectives are appealing for information after a man broke into a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her in the Isle of Dogs.

Officers are now releasing a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were called to Glengarnock Avenue junction with Manchester Road, E14 at around 06:00hrs on Sunday, 12 May to reports of a woman assaulted at home.

The victim reported that she was asleep in bed when she was woken up by the male su suspect carrying out a sexual assault.

The woman managed to run out of the room and the culprit left soon after via the front door.

Officers investigating the incident believe the same man was seen in another flat in the block just moments before.

Again, the occupants woke up to find the man in their bedroom, who then turned and left before he could be confronted.

The suspect is believed to be a white male, in his 20s, and at the time was dressed in black, wearing a black coat with a white collar and white trainers.

Detective Constable Daniel Cooke, from the Met’s Central East CID, said: “This was a terrifying assault for a young woman who woke up to find someone in her own bedroom, a place she should have been safe.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who might recognise the man in this image, particularly from the clothing he can be seen wearing. Enquiries into both break-ins continue.

“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, can be reported to us by calling 101 with reference 1575/12May or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”