Police believe that a sex predator has been operating over South London for the past year and may have targeted and attacked as many as 25 girls during this period.
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They’ve dubbed him the ‘Rush Hour Prowler’ as many of his attacks have taken place either between 7am and 9am or 4pm and 6pm. So far, women have come forward in Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark, Bromley and Bexley with very similar descriptions of their attacker – a 40-50 year old man with blue eyes.
The last attack took place on November 22nd when a 15 year old school girl was sexually assaulted in Brockley. Police believe that the man you see in the video below and all over this page could have information about these crimes, so if you know who he is then give them a buzz.
Not giving you much to work with there are they? Still, if you’ve got any info at all I’m sure it will be appreciated and could possibly go towards preventing further attacks too.
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Furphy of Lewisham police heads up the investigation and he said the following:
These offences have been traumatic for the victims, all of whom have been young females going about their daily lives.
There is a strong possibility that these incidents are part of a linked series of attacks as a number of victims have provided very similar descriptions of the attacker – a white man aged between 40 and 50.
It is also notable that none of these offences have taken place over a weekend and many of them have been committed during the morning and evening rush hours
Our officers have been working tirelessly to apprehend the suspect, but we need the public’s help. CCTV shows footage of a male that we would like to speak to who we believe may be able to assist our investigation. If this is you or if you know who this person is, please contact us.
We are also aware that there might be further victims who have not yet spoken to police; if you are a victim, or know someone who has been a victim of a sexual assault, I can assure you your information will be treated with the strict confidence and sensitivity. We also have access to specialist support.
Again, if you know anything tell the cops. And if you’re a woman living in South London and commuting, make sure you’re careful as well.
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