CCTV released of suspect in Welling sexual assault

Police have released a CCTV image of a man sought in connection with sexual assault in Welling.

The assault occurred on Friday 23 April at 4:20 pm when the victim was heading to a dance class at the junction of Maxwell Road.

According to police: “She was approached by the man who grabbed her and tried to force her to the ground and kiss her. This resulted in the victim suffering visible scratches to her neck.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 to 35-years old with curly hair wearing a green Christmas jumper.

The victim managed to escape the suspect and ran home. On route she phoned her brother to tell him what had happened and her mother was also informed. The victim and her family are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Maxwell Road runs from Hook Lane primary school to the junction with Cavendish Avenue and Tyndall Road.

Detective Inspector Spencer Thomas said: “I understand that incidents of this nature are both shocking and concerning for the local community. I would reassure local residents that since this offence was reported to us we have increased uniformed patrols in the area and are working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

“If you have any information about who this person could be, it is vital that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. Likewise, if you saw anything suspicious please make contact with us. No piece of information is too small.”

If you have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC providing the reference CAD 5533/23APR21.

A video of the suspect can be viewed on the police website by clicking here.

 

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John Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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