Man arrested after four Woolwich and Thamesmead sexual assaults

A 24 year old man has been arrested after a number of sexual assaults of girls in Woolwich and Thamesmead.

The man was arrested last week on Friday 28th January. He was subsequent bailed to return in early March as enquiries continue.

The four assaults were:

“On Thursday, 16 December 2021, a 13-year-old girl got off a Route 229 bus on Crossway, near the junction of Hoverton Road, SE28. She was followed off the bus by a man who sexually touched her before again running away when the victim screamed.

– On Wednesday, 12 January, a 16-year-old girl was walking down Poplar Place, SE28 when she was approached by a man asking for directions. He pushed her against a fence and sexually touched her before she screamed and was able to run away.

– On Thursday, 13 January, a 17-year-old girl was followed off the Route 422 bus by a man at Artillery Place, SE18. He followed her into a nearby property and grabbed the back of her leg, causing her to fall. As she was on the floor he sexually touched her and ran from the scene when the victim shouted for help.

– On Tuesday, 18 January, a 16-year-old girl was walking down Kentlea Road, SE28, when she was approached by a man who asked for directions. As she attempted to walk away, he sexually touched her before she was able to escape.

Officers believe the offences may be linked and are keen to speak to anyone else with information.”

Anyone with information should speak to them or contact us by calling 101 with CAD reference 2916/21JAN22 or Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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