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Image released following sexual assault in Ealing

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 04:30 GMT

[Image of man police wish to identify]

Detectives from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command have released an image of a man they want to identify following a sexual assault.

Police were called to Church Place in Ealing at around 03:50hrs on Saturday, 14 October after a 20-year-old woman reported being sexually assaulted.

The woman was walking through South Ealing Road when the suspect approached her, dragged her into a grassy area and attacked her.

She bit the suspect’s hand and was able to get away. She ran to to a friend’s house nearby and called police.

She was treated for minor injuries.

There have been no arrests and officers are now releasing images of a man police want to speak to.

The suspect is described as being of middle-eastern appearance with short brown hair. He was around 5ft 8ins tall and wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes. He is also believed to have had a black puffa-style jacket.

Detective Sergeant Dan Langton, said: “The victim was subjected to a terrifying attack by a stranger in the dead of night, and we need to catch 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 call us."

Anyone with information is asked to call police on the police non-emergency line on 101 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111 or by tweeting @MetCC.

You can also email the team via: SapphireNW.WitnessAppeal@met.pnn.police.uk