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CAN YOU HELP: Girl “in her very early teens” sexually assaulted in Chislehurst

PUBLISHED: 10:03 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:03 30 May 2017

Police are appealing for help to identify a man after a girl was sexually assaulted in Chislehurst

Police are appealing for help to identify a man after a girl was sexually assaulted in Chislehurst

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Do you recognise this e-fit?

Police are hunting for a pervert who sexually assaulted a girl in her early teens while she walked through Chislehurst.

The victim was walking towards the duck pond between Ashfield Lane and Heathfield Lane at around 3.30pm on Friday, April 28 when she was approached from behind by a stranger.

She was dragged and forced to an isolated wooded area where the suspect sexually assaulted her.

The suspect, who is described as white, 5ft 5ins with a grey beard, left the scene about 30 minutes later, but police have not established what way he went.

After making her way home, the girl told police and is currently being supported by specialist officers.

Police have praised the girl as “extraordinarily brave”.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing blue jeans, a blue top, a blue body warmer, a grey woolen hat and a blue slip on pump shoes.

Det Sgt Ross McEwen said: “This incident occurred in the late afternoon in an area popular with walkers. There would have been people in the woods and surrounding areas and we are keen to speak to them. It does not matter whether you think you saw something significant or not, your recollections of that day may just provide us with the vital information required to identify the person responsible for subjecting such a young victim to a horrendous attack.

“The victim has been extraordinarily brave and has worked with us to produce the e-fit. If anyone recognises this man or has any information I would urge them to contact us immediately as this man needs to be identified as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information or who might have witnessed the incident or lead up or aftermath of the attack is asked to contact detectives on 020 8721 4610 or via Twitter @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

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