Hunt for moped 'sex attacker' after string of assaults in which girl, 14, was targeted

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A manhunt is underway for a ‘delivery driver’ sex attacker following a string of assaults on six women in north London.

Detectives say the moped rider has been targeting females walking alone late at night in Hornsey, Crouch End and Stroud Green.

He has struck six times since March 3 with his latest attack being last night on a 19-year-old in Lancaster Road, Stroud Green, at 10.15pm.

In each incident, the victims were approached by a man riding a moped.

He follows them and sexually assaults them before fleeing.

The youngest victim was just 14 when she was assaulted in The Broadway at 8.45pm on March 29.

The attacker struck twice in Despard Road, Highgate

On 30 March a 29-year-old woman was assaulted at 10.40pm in Nelson Road

 

The first attack happened on March 3 when a 23-year-old woman walking in Malvern Road was assaulted at 1.17am.

Almost two weeks later, on March 16, a 29-year-old woman was assaulted in Despard Road at 1am.

On the same road on March 29, a 22-year-old woman was attacked just after midnight – hours after he attacked the 14-year-old.

And a day later a 29-year-old woman was assaulted at 10.40pm in Nelson Road.

The moped had a box on the back, suggesting he is possibly working as a courier or delivery driver, or fast food worker.

He is generally described as wearing dark clothing.

On 3 March a 23-year-old woman was walking in Malvern Road when she was assaulted at 1.17am

 

Detective Inspector Pete Dyche, of the North Area Command Unit, is leading the investigation.

He said: “We are keeping an open mind as to any links amongst these crimes. We are carrying out a number of urgent enquiries as part of our investigation and are doing our utmost to catch the perpetrator(s).

“I would advise that anyone walking alone in the evening in these areas to be mindful of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately.”

Anyone who has information that might assist the investigation is asked to call or 101 or email P228017@met.police.uk quoting CAD 694/3MAR19

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