Police hunting man who grabbed girl and sexually assaulted her in Lewisham

The attack took place in Lewisham (stock photo)

The attack took place in Lewisham (stock photo)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Police in Lewisham are appealing for information following a sexual assault in Mottingham. 

The assault occurred at approximately 3.50am on Saturday January 13 on Marvels Lane at the junction with Lambscroft Avenue. The victim, a 13-year-old girl, was assaulted by an unknown man as she walked along the road. He is alleged to have stopped her by grabbing her arm, and proceeded to touch her inappropriately.

The suspect is described as in his 30s, with olive skin, dark hair and a stubbly beard. He spoke with a foreign accent. He was wearing a black hooded top and blue jeans; he was carrying a supermarket carrier bag. 

Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit at Lewisham are investigating and appealing for any information about the attack.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Clare O’Brien at Lewisham CID on 07788 916864 or via 101.