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Police release CCTV of man wanted over four sex attacks in east London

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Detectives hunting a serial sex attacker today released video footage of a suspect.

The man is wanted in connection with two rapes, one attempted rape and a robbery in Newham and Waltham Forest this month.

Scotland Yard has released new footage of a suspect in an attempt to track him down.

Detective Superintendent Andrew Packer said: “This moving footage is a great opportunity to have detailed look at this suspect. Do you think you recognise him? If so it is imperative that you contact us.

Police appeal: Officers want to speak to this man after a series of linked sex attacks in east London (Met Police)

“I am convinced that there will be a member of the public who takes a good close look at this footage and thinks ‘wait a minute, that looks a lot like…’.

“All I need is a name. If you think you know who this man is, please don’t delay.”

The footage was captured at 3.10am on July 6 in the Leyton area before one of the reported attacks. It shows the man police want to speak to walking down the street.

Police said the first incident happened at 2.40am on Monday, July 1.

Detectives would like to speak to the man pictured (Metropolitan Police)

A 35-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man while walking home in the Plaistow South area of Newham. He then raped her and stole her belongings.

The second incident took place on Saturday, July 6 at 3.25am near Leyton Underground Station, when a woman was followed and robbed by a man who also made sexual advances towards her.

The third incident happed the same day at 4.20am in Amethyst Road, Waltham Forest.

A 31-year-old woman was approached by a man who then raped her and stole her property.

Police are treating the four attacks in east London as linked (Met Police)

In the fourth incident, police were called at about 3.30am on Thursday, July 11 to Central Park Road, East Ham.

A woman, also aged 31, reported that she was followed by a man who threatened her and attempted to rape her. The man also stole the woman’s belongings.

Police are treating the incidents as linked. Any lone women walking alone at night has been urged by officers to remain vigilant, be mindful of their surroundings and to keep family and friends informed of where they may be going.

Anyone who can identify the man is asked to call the investigation team on 07881 330951.

Alternatively call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 777/1July. You can call anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

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