Police appeal for information after reports of a serious sexual assault in Lewisham

Police are appealing for information following reports of a serious sexual offence, as a 20-year-old woman woke up on a concrete floor with a man on top of her.

Between 4:30am and 6am a 20-year-old student left the Amersham Arms pub in New Cross with a friend.

As she made her way home, she lost her friend and awoke on a concrete floor of a building site with a man on top of her.

She had no memory of how she got there. The victim believes she was drugged.

The student asked the suspect to stop what he was doing. He did so and walked her home. Police were then called.

The suspect is described as a black man with a thin beard in his 30s wearing a puffer jacket over a light coloured top and a beanie hat.

Detective Sergeant Janine Andrews said: “Despite following up numerous enquiries and CCTV footage, this case remains unidentified. I urge the public to study the CCTV image carefully and call police immediately with any information that could be of assistance, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information about the assault is urged to contact police via 101 and quote CAD 5453/04MAR, or by tweeting @MetCC.

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

No arrests. Enquiries continue.




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