Detectives seek information following attack on girl

Detectives have released images of a man they wantr to speak to in relation to an incident involving the sexual assault of a girl in Welling.

On Friday, 23 April at approximately 4:20pm, the victim passed the junction of Maxwell Road.

She was approached by the man who grabbed her and tried to force her to the ground and kiss her. This resulted in the victim suffering visible scratches to her neck.

The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 30 to 35-years old with curly hair wearing a green Christmas jumper.

The victim managed to escape the suspect and ran home. On route she phoned her brother to tell him what had happened and her mother was also informed. The victim and her family are being supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives from the South East Safeguarding team are leading the investigation.

Detective Inspector Spencer Thomas said: “I understand that incidents of this nature are both shocking and concerning for the local community. I would reassure local residents that since this offence was reported to us we have increased uniformed patrols in the area and are working tirelessly to establish the full circumstances of the incident.

“If you have any information about who this person could be, it is vital that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. Likewise, if you saw anything suspicious please make contact with us. No piece of information is too small.”

If you have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC providing the reference CAD 5533/23APR21.

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