Police are warning women in the Clapham and Brixton area to remain vigilant as they hunt a suspected serial sex attacker.
Warning: Video May Be Distressing For Some…
The video above shows the terrifying sexual assault on a woman entering her house in Clapham. Police believe this incident is one of eight that might have been carried out by the same perpetrator. All eight attacks have happened in the Brixton Hill and Clapham areas of south London
1 – Friday, October 9, around 10:30pm, a 23-year-old woman was grabbed and sexually assaulted on Clitheroe Road, Clapham. She managed to raise the alarm and the suspect ran off.
2 – Saturday, October 10, around 1:15am, a 30-year-old woman was walking along Deauville Court when a man tried to engage her in conversation. When she asked him to leave her alone he assaulted her and then walked away.
3 – Thursday, October 22, about 9:05pm a 32-year-old woman was followed along Trent Road by a man who placed his hand up her dress.
4 – Monday, October 26, around 7:05pm, a 35-year-old woman was grabbed from behind as she walked home along Arodene Road.
5 – Monday, October 26, about an hour after the Arodene Road attack a woman in her 20s was attacked as she entered her house on Roseberry Road. This was captured in the above CCTV video.
6 – Monday, October 26, following the Roseberry Road attack, at about 9:35pm, a woman arrived home on Sandmere Road when she noticed a man standing on the opposite side of her street and exposing himself. The woman managed to get into her house and alert police.
7 – Wednesday, October 28, at 7:20pm a 28-year-old woman was grabbed by a man as she walked home down Southwell Road. She screamed and the man ran away.
8 – Wednesday, October 28, around 10:20pm a 31-year-old woman was walking down Sudborne Road when a man pushed her into a block of flats where she was sexually assaulted before the man fled.
In ALL cases the victims were white women in their 20s and 30s. The women have described the attacked as a man with a mediterranean or middle-eastern appearance with dark hair.
Detective Sergeant Gordon Barclay, who is leading the investigation, said: “It would appear that the suspect is targeting lone females at night and is operating in the areas of Brixton Hill and Clapham.
“Lambeth police would like to advise women to remain vigilant when travelling at night and would also ask that anybody who may have any information regarding these offences to make contact with police.
“The CCTV and the still are of good quality and we are confident that someone will be able to identify this particular man. I urge anyone with any information about these incidents to call us urgently.”
If you have any information about the incident you can call Lambeth police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.