Sex attack on woman

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following a sex attack on a woman in Stockwell, London.

At around 4am on Sunday (April 2) the victim, a woman in her 20s, was dragged to the ground and sexually assaulted outside Strudwick Court in Binfield Road, SW4.

The victim’s screams for help alerted nearby members of the public which caused the suspect to run away from the scene towards Stockwell Underground Station.

Specialist officers are supporting the victim.

Officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are investigating and are appealing for witnesses and information.

Detective Sergeant Steve Elliott, from the investigating team, said: “We believe a number of people would have been in the vicinity at the time of the offence. We are urgently seeking to speak to any person who may have information in relation to this incident, or the identity of the assailant.”

The suspect is described as a short (around 5ft 5ins tall), tanned or ‘dark skinned European’ male with dark hair. He is possibly aged in his late 20s and possibly wearing a blue coloured t-shirt and jeans.

Anyone who was in or around the area at the time of the incident is urged to contact the investigation team on 020 8721 4106, or via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

There has been no arrest at this stage and enquiries continue.

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