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Appeal following serious sexual offence in New Cross

News   •   Jun 14, 2018 15:37 BST

An image of the man police would like to speak to

Detectives are appealing for information following reports of a serious sexual offence in New Cross

Between 04:30 and 06:00hrs on Sunday, 4 March a 20-year-old student left the Amersham Arms pub in New Cross with a friend. As she made her way home, she lost her friend and awoke on a concrete floor of a building site with a man on top of her. She had no memory of how she got there. The victim believes she was drugged.

The student asked the suspect to stop what he was doing. He did so and walked her home. Police were then called.

The suspect is described as a black man with a thin beard in his 30s wearing a puffer jacket over a light coloured top and a beanie hat.

Detective Sergeant Janine Andrews said: “Despite following up numerous enquiries and CCTV footage, this case remains unidentified. I urge the public to study the CCTV image carefully and call police immediately with any information that could be of assistance, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information about the assault is urged to contact police via 101 and quote CAD 5453/04MAR, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit

No arrests. Enquiries continue.