Attempted sex attack on Streatham Common leads to increased police patrols
Police are hunting a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in broad daylight on Streatham Common.
The victim, a woman aged in her 30s, was walking from her parked car through Streatham Common Southside when a man approached her and said he had a knife.
It happened at about 11.45am on on Monday, September 9.
Lambeth police said the attacker walked her into a quiet area of the common, pushed her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.
Fortunately she managed to prevent the attack and immediately called police.
The suspect is described as a white man, about 5 ft 7ins and of stocky build. He has brown mousy hair and stubble.
He was described as wearing gloves, a hooded black puffa-style coat, a navy jumper, white t-shirt, and black jeans.
Detective Inspector Michael Murfin, from the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "Were you in or around Streatham Common Southside during the morning of Monday 9 September or in the time leading up to or after the attack and did you see a man fitting this description?
"He was wearing gloves and a thick puffa jacket which may have made him stand out.
"It is possible that he may have been seen in this area in the days before the attack or maybe even approached other women. If you saw him or he approached us please do get in contact with us."
Additional officers from Lambeth police are patrolling the area.
Anyone with information should contact the investigation team on 020 8649 2419 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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