Police looking for 15-year-old boy who targeted young girls in two linked sex attacks in London park
Police are looking for a 15-year-old boy who targeted young girls in two linked sex attacks in a park in London.
He performed a sex act on himself in front of the two girls after exposing his manhood.
The first girl, who is aged under 13, was approached by the teen in Peckham Rye Park on New Year’s Eve, according to police.
He then exposed his manhood to her before trying to sexually assault the youngster.
Luckily she managed to scare him off by screaming, police said.
The second victims – also aged under 13 – were targeted in the same park on March 2 at around 4pm.
Police are now linking the two attacks and say the boy is aged 15, has black wavy or curly hair and is 5ft 2ins to 5ft 4ins tall.
The suspect was reportedly wearing a brown or black padded jacket, black trousers and black shoes in the first attack. He had a black hooded top with a white circle on the shoulder and white draw strings on in the second attack along with grey tracksuit bottoms.
Reacting to the news, detective Inspector Richard Poynter said: “I understand that incidents of this nature are both shocking and concerning for the local community.
“I want to reassure local residents that since these two offences were reported to us we have increased uniformed patrols in and around the park.
“If you have any information about who this person could be it is imperative that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. Likewise if you have observed a young man acting suspiciously in the park matching the description given please make contact.”