Vauxhall sex assaults: Police release image of man they want to identify

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Police want to identify this man in possible connection to two incidents in Vauxhall earlier this year  (Met Police)
Police want to identify this man in possible connection to two incidents in Vauxhall earlier this year (Met Police)

Police have launched an appeal to identify a man in possible connection to a series of sex assaults.

The Met has released an image of the man - described as a heavy set male, wearing a black puffer jacket, grey joggers and a black and white face mask.

Police want to identify him in connection to two incidents which they believe are connected.

At almost midnight on 16 January, a 24-year-old woman was followed from Vauxhall Station in south London to Fentiman Road. A man grabbed her from behind, assaulted her and pulled her to the ground.

Hearing the victim’s screams, members of the public intervened and chased the suspect away.

Shortly after a man, whom officers believe to be the same suspect, was seen exposing himself and committing an indecent act nearby.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was described as a heavy set male who was wearing a black puffer jacket, grey joggers.

Then at 7am on Monday March 1, a 28-year-old woman was pushed to the ground by a man as she walked through Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

The victim was assaulted by the suspect before she managed to flee the scene. At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black puffer with white lettering of “Versace”, black trousers and Nike Airmax trainers.

Detectives believe the two incidents may involve the same suspect. However, this has not yet been confirmed.

Anyone who can name the male pictured or who has information concerning either of these incidents should call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 7946/16JAN.

To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers_uk.org.

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