Police appeal following two attacks by the same man
Police in Wandsworth are appealing for information and for witnesses to come forward after a teenage girl was robbed in Spencer Park, Wandsworth in November 2014 and was then assaulted by the same man in December.
On Thursday 13 November between 16:10 to 16:25hrs, a 15-year-old girl was walking home from school along a footpath between Windmill Road and Trinity Road.
A man jumped out of the bushes in front of her and threatened her with a knife, demanding her mobile phone. As he did so, he was disturbed by a member of the public walking along the footpath and ran back into the bushes to make his escape.
On Monday 1 December at approximately 17:00 hrs the girl was walking along Spencer Park after school to a bus stop. As she did so, she was grabbed from behind by the same man who held his gloved hand over her mouth.
The girl bit the man's finger, causing him to release his grip. The man then pushed her to the ground and hit her across the face several times, banging her head on the ground. Her clothing was cut from where a knife was used.
The girl was taken to a central London hospital and later discharged.
An E-fit of the man police want to indentify
The man is described as a 16-19 years old black man who was wearing a black rain jacket, black hooded top and blue denim jeans. He wore a silver chain around his waist, smelt of cigarettes and spoke with a London accent.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference: 0323441/14. Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
June 24, 2015