Police hunt serial sex attacker who has assaulted three women

Dollis Hill Tube Station
Dollis Hill Tube Station

Each victim described the man as mixed race with facial stubble, of slim build and wearing black clothing

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Detectives are hunting a serial sex attacker, who has assaulted three women in separate incidents in north London over the past two months.

All of the attacks took place less than five minutes walk from Dollis Hill Underground Station in Brent.

Scotland Yard said it was treating the three incidents as linked.

The first assault happened just before 11:30pm on Saturday, 28 August when a 30 year old woman was followed by a man and sexually assaulted on Fleetwood Road, NW10.

The second assault took place just a week later on Sunday 5 September, shortly after 10pm, when a 21-year-old woman was followed by a man and sexually assaulted on Ellesmere Road, NW10.

A member of the public came to the woman’s aid and the suspect fled the scene.

The third attack occurred last Saturday 11 September.

A woman, 21, was sexually assaulted by a man, again on Ellesmere Road.

A member of the public also intervened to help the the third victim and her attacker ran off.

Each victim described the man as mixed race with facial stubble, of slim build and wearing black clothing.

Detective Inspector Jonny Newell, who is leading the investigation, said: “All of these assaults took place on a weekend, at a similar time and in very close proximity to both the underground and each other.

“It is clear that the perpetrator is waiting at or near the tube station with the sole purpose of seeking out women to follow to a secluded area before he carries out his attacks.

“On each occasion the victims have managed to raise the alarm, causing their attacker to flee the scene.

The detective inspector praised the members of the public who came to the victims’ aid.

“We are incredibly grateful to the two members of the public who came to their assistance.

“All of the women have understandably been left shaken and we are doing everything we can to stop this happening again.

“We would urge anyone who lives in the area to think about whether they saw anything suspicious on any of these evenings and to check any CCTV or doorbell footage they may have.

“Sexual assaults of this nature remain very rare but we will of course be carrying out extra patrols in the area over the next few weeks.

Anyone with any information which could help, is asked to the police on their national 101 number, or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.