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Appeal to identify two men after sexual assault in central London

News   •   Jan 12, 2019 05:00 GMT

Detectives are releasing images of two men they’d like to speak to as part of an investigation into a sexual assault in central London.

The incident happened at around 2.45am on Wednesday, 24 October 2018 in Flitcroft Street, Camden.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was sexually assaulted by two men who then left the location on foot.

The victim’s friend, who did not witness the assault but who had been with him shortly before, came to his aid and police were called.

Detective Constable Robin East said:

“This was a sexual assault on a man in a public street and we appeal for anyone who thinks they can help us with the investigation to come forward.

“Although this happened in the early hours, there would still have been a number of people around the area who may have seen the victim or suspects before or after the assault.

“We are interested in speaking to the two men in these images, so if you recognise them, please don’t delay in calling police.

“The victim in this case continues to receive support from specially trained officers.

“We have not had any further reports of similar assaults and this is being treated as an isolated incident.”

Both suspects were described by the victim as white, and of Eastern European origin. One man was thought to be between 35 to 40 years old, short (around 5ft5ins tall) and of stocky build. He was wearing a dark puffer jacket and had big ears.

The other man was believed to be slightly younger, between 30 and 35 years of age, of skinny build, clean shaven and had light brown hair. He was wearing a blue Superdry jacket and thought to be around 5ft8ins tall.

Anyone with information about this assault or who recognises the men in the CCTV images is asked to contact CN Safeguarding on 101 quoting 2330062/18, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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