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CCTV footage appeal following sexual assault in Brixton

News   •   Feb 28, 2018 06:30 GMT

Detectives in Lambeth have today, Wednesday, 28 February, released CCTV footage of a man they want to identify following a sexual assault in Brixton.

On Sunday, 31 December at around 09:30hrs the victim, a woman in her early 20s, was walking towards Brixton Station when she noticed a man following closely behind her. When the victim reached Atlantic Road, SW9 he pushed her against a shop shutter and sexually assaulted her.

The victim managed to push the suspect away and he walked off back up Atlantic Road, turning right into Saltoun Road where he disappeared out of sight.

The suspect is described as a black man, around 5ft 6ins tall, stocky build, aged between 20 and 30yrs with a bald/shaved head and facial stubble.

Detective Constable Ashley Hooker, from Lambeth CID, said: “The victim was subjected to an alarming attack whilst walking during a busy morning where many people were out and about. We need to identify the person responsible.

“We have released an image of a man we would like to speak to in connection with this incident. If you recognise him or you have any information about the incident, please get in contact."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or by tweeting @MetCC.