Up to £10,000 offered for information about two serious sexual assaults in Hackney


Hackney Sexual Assault

We are today offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information about two separate sexual assaults that occurred last month in Hackney.

The first incident on Wednesday 10 May involved a 36-year-old woman who was pushed from behind to the ground by a man in Scriven Street, Hackney E8 at around 12.20am. She offered her mobile phone – thinking that it was a robbery – but he continued to pin her down and assault her. However, he fled on foot in the direction of Haggerston Road, allowing the victim to flee and call police.

The second incident, two days later on Friday 12 May, involved a 35-year-old woman. She was attacked whilst walking home along Hertford Road, Haggerston N1 at around 12.30am. A man grabbed and sexually assaulted her until her screams drew the attention of a passing taxi driver who came to her aid, forcing the suspect to run off on foot towards Downham Road. Police have described the suspect as a black man, between 5’ 6” and 5’ 10” tall and aged in his early 20s.

We are now supporting the Metropolitan Police by offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible. The reward was featured on this morning’s TV programme Crimewatch Roadshow on BBC One.

Dave Hunter, our Head of Operations, said: “The motive for these attacks is clearly sexual as no attempts were made to steal property and no demands were made. Both females were left extremely traumatised by what happened to them so we need to identify the man responsible to prevent any further assaults.

“Have a look at the photo or CCTV footage and if you know who the man is, please contact us. We are an independent charity working to make our communities safer by offering a way for people to give information about crime 100% anonymously. No one will ever know you contacted us. You will not be asked for your personal details, or have to deal with the police or appear in court. Your information could help get this man off our streets.”

If you have any information, please contact us anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our non-traceable Anonymous Online Form.


*Note: The reward is valid for three months and will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.