Appeal after ‘series of sex offences in Stamford Hill’

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Appeal after ‘series of sex offences in Stamford Hill’

All three victims are Jewish, two of them children, who were left "incredibly shaken and upset" after the incidents.

A CCTV still of the man police wish to speak to in connection with the incidents (Image: Met Police)
A CCTV still of the man police wish to speak to in connection with the incidents (Image: Met Police)

Police have launched an appeal after a series of alleged sex offences against two girls and a young woman in Stamford Hill.

In the first incident on Wednesday 20 January, a 15-year-old girl walking on Rostrevor Avenue was shown pornography by a man on his mobile phone.

In the second incident, a 12-year-old girl was walking along Linthorpe Road at around 7pm on Tuesday, 16 February. A man exposed himself to her before making off.

Later that same evening at around 9pm, a woman in her twenties who was pushing her child in a buggy on Kyverdale Road was pushed by a man who then touched her bottom before fleeing.

The three victims, who are Jewish, while not seriously physically hurt, were left “incredibly shaken and upset”.

Police want to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incidents.

A spokesperson told Jewish News: “At this stage, there is insufficient evidence to confirm a specific motive for these offences. 

“However, as all three victims were Jewish, it is a line of enquiry that officers will be considering as their investigation progresses.”

Police are treating the incidents as linked because of the timing and nature of the way the children and young woman were approached.

“We are doing everything we can to identify and apprehend the man responsible,” said Detective Constable Patrick Godin. 

“I am asking local people to study the images and footage issued very carefully and contact us immediately if they have information that could help. Please work with us to help keep your communities safe.”

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting reference 4603660/21. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.

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