12 February 2016
We are offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information which helps catch a man responsible for a linked series of attacks on women in South London.
The offences, between 4th December 2015 and 1st January 2016, were all against lone females on foot in the street and occurred within a four mile-radius of each other.
In all three cases the women have been attacked from behind and physically assaulted in the early hours of a weekend or public holiday.
A linked series of attacks
- On Friday, 4th December 2015 a 31-year-old victim suffered a head injury after being targeted in Commercial Way, SE15, between 01.15hrs and 2.15hrs.
- The second victim, a 30-year-old, was assaulted on Sunday, 13th December on Hanover Park, SE15, between 6.15hrs and 6.45 hrs. She was found lying unconscious in the street by a passerby.
- The third, an 18-year-old, suffered serious assault injuries to her head and face after being attacked on Friday, 1st January in Creekside/Deptford Church Street, SE8.
Do you know who's responsible?
A CCTV image (below) and footage of an individual police would like to speak to was released by police following the incident on 1st January.
We are offering the reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible.
“These attacks must have been terrifying and traumatic for the victims and they deserve justice.
“If you know who is responsible I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers anonymously through our 0800 555 111 number or Anonymous Online Form.
“We don’t take personal information. We don’t record calls and we can’t trace calls or information given online. No-one will ever know you contacted us.
“Please do the right thing. These attacks appear to have become increasingly violent and it is essential that the individual responsible is caught as soon as possible to ensure he does not strike again.”
- Roger Critchell, Director of Operations for Crimestoppers
- Prepare and consider your travel arrangements carefully and ensure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and when you might be home.
- Look as assertive as you can, walk with confidence and be aware of your surroundings and who is around you.
- Avoid short cuts and dark isolated areas, vary your routine and be discreet handling cash, phones and wearing jewellery in a public place.
- Never take your safety for granted and look after your friends so that they don’t become vulnerable. Remember your personal safety is more important than your phone or other valuables.
- Keep your bags close to you and secured with zips closed. Check your belongings and your pockets regularly.
- Wearing headphones and talking on the phone can make you unaware of your immediate surroundings - this makes you appear vulnerable and gives an advantage to a criminal.
- If you feel uneasy about an individual or situation, trust your instincts and leave the area and head towards a public place such as a shop.
Contact Crimestoppers Anonymously
If you have any information on these attacks, please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form