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Appeal following sexual assault in Brent

News   •   Jan 21, 2021 16:25 GMT

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a sexual assault in Brent.

At approximately 23:40hrs on 4 November 2020, an 18-year-old woman was making her way home after being out with friends. She walked from Sudbury Town Station towards Wembley High Road.

Whilst waiting for a bus, the woman entered Barham Park to dispose of litter in a bin. She was approached from behind by the suspect who struck her on the head; he forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her. 

The woman made her way to Wembley police station where she reported the attack and was provided support by specially trained officers.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the assault to come forward. They would also like to speak with anyone who may have captured the suspect walking to or from the park on their dash cam.

The suspect is described as a white man, wearing a dark coloured tracksuit with a logo of three lions on it.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Mary Fenton, from the North West BCU, said: “I want to reassure the public that incidents of this nature are very rare. My colleagues and I have been working tirelessly to identify an offender since the date this was reported, and police have increased their patrols of that area. If anyone has any useful information that may assist us in our enquiries, please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call officers at the NW BCU via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.