E-fit released after Orpington sexual assault

PUBLISHED: 10:34 30 September 2014 | UPDATED: 10:34 30 September 2014




Victim suffered scratches during attack

Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to trace following a sexual assault in Orpington.

Officers from the Metropolitan police’s sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command believe the man may have crucial information regarding the incident on June 30.

At 9am, a 54 year old woman was grabbed by a man, pulled behind a hedge and assaulted as she walked through All Saints Church cemetery in Old Priory Avenue.

The victim suffered scratches during the attack but was not seriously injured.

The man police would like to contact is described as of eastern European or tanned white appearance, in his mid-30s or younger and he speaks with a local accent. He was scruffy in appearance with greasy brown lank hair just below the ears. He had pimples on his forehead and teeth with distinctive white patches. He smelt of alcohol and was wearing an olive-coloured baggy t-shirt and dark baggy jogging bottoms.

Anyone with information about the man or anything that could assist officers can call Lewisham Police Station on 020 8721 4607 or, to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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