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UPDATE: Teenager arrested over linked sex offences in park

News   •   Apr 11, 2021 12:00 BST

Police have arrested a male as part of an investigation into three linked sex offences reported in Peckham Rye Park, SE15.

Officers arrested the teenager, who matched the description of the suspect, in the park at 16:00hrs on Friday 9 April. He was taken to a south London police station and bailed to return pending further enquiries on a date in late April.

It follows enquiries after reports that a male approached girls aged under 13 and exposed himself.

The first incident occurred on 31 December 2020 at around 17:00hrs. A girl was approached by a male who first exposed himself and then attempted to sexually assault her. He ran off when the victim screamed.

The second incident happened on Tuesday, 2 March at approximately 16:00hrs. A male exposed himself and performed a lewd act in front of two girls.

The third incident occurred on Sunday, 28 March at approximately 16:00hrs. A male exposed himself to a girl.

Enquiries continue. If you have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC providing the reference Op Primelea. Alternatively information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.