Man arrested following string of sexual assaults in Clapham and Brixton Hill

A 34-year-old Lambeth man was arrested last night in connection with eight sexual assaults in south west London over the last month.

The arrest was made after police released CCTV images of a person they wished to speak to in connection with the assaults.

The eight incidents have all happened in the Clapham and Brixton Hill area, the most recent two taking place on Wednesday.

Detective Sergeant Gordon Barclay, who is leading the investigation, said: “We have had a good response following previous appeals.

“We would still like to advise women to remain vigilant when travelling at night and would also when travelling at night and would also ask that anybody who may have any information regarding these offences to make contact with police.”

All the victims have been in their 20s or early 30s and in each instance they have reported the suspect as being Mediterranean or middle-eastern with dark hair.

On October 22 a 32-year-old victim was walking along Trent Road when a man placed his hand up her dress.

In another incident on October 26 a 35-year-old woman was grabbed from behind as she made her way home.

Anyone with information can call the Metropolitan Police on the non-emergency line on 101.

Picture courtesy of ray forster, with thanks

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