Your help is wanted to find the person responsible for sexual assaults on two children
A potential reward of up to £5,000 is being offered for information given to the charity Crimestoppers that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for two sexual assaults on children in Surrey.*
The assaults took place in Claygate and Ewell about a month apart and detectives believe they were carried out by the same person.
On 10 July around 4.30pm, a 15-year-old girl was riding a bicycle along the Hogsmill River estate in Ewell. A man pushed her off her bike and sexually assaulted her. The victim was able to run away and the offender made off in the direction of Ewell.
On 17 August around 5.50pm a 10-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a man in a wooded area in Claygate. The victim was able to break away from the man and run to a place of safety.
In CCTV footage previously released, a man is seen earlier that day around 5.18pm walking down Steven’s Lane towards Claygate centre wearing a distinctive blue jacket with a Chelsea FC moniker and Adidas logo and a black cap with a Ferrari logo. Along the side of the cap there is a 10th Anniversary Partnership sticker. These items were then found discarded the following week in Berkley Gardens.
Later that day, between 5.50pm and 6.00pm, the same man is seen walking up Stevens' Lane. He then runs into Hill View Road (the entrance to Ruxley Heights private estate) and his last known direction of travel was up Stevens' Lane heading north towards the junction of Woodstock Lane and Chessington.
Police recovered a white earphone bud that is believed to have been ripped from the suspect’s ear during an altercation with a passerby who challenged his behaviour.
Roger Critchell, Director of Operations at Crimestoppers charity, said: “We believe everyone has the right to feel safe from crime. These attacks are shocking and we’ve put up this £5k reward to encourage anyone who may have information to contact us 100% anonymously.
“We’re a charity that gives people the power to speak up to stop crime. We won’t ask your name and we won’t judge. We’ll just listen to what you know. When you hang up the phone (0800 555 111) or click ‘send’ (crimestoppers-uk.org) that’s it and no one can trace you. Even if you think what you know might be insignificant, it’s worth letting us know.”
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- The man has been described as Asian, tanned complexion, or eastern European, aged in his late 30s to early 40s. he was dressed in causal, sports style clothing.