Series of sex attacks in Sydenham and Dulwich ‘may be linked’ say police

Katherine Johnston (06 September, 2021)

The latest attack involved a woman reportedly groped near Sydenham Hill station on August 22

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A series of at least three sexual assaults in the Dulwich and Sydenham areas ‘may be linked’, say police.

Inspector Tom Cornish, from Southwark and Lambeth basic command unit, told the News this week that police were investigating three reported assaults, all in a small geographical area, the most recent of which occurred on August 22.

The victim, a woman, was targeted on the path between College Road and Crescent Wood Road at 6.50am. The suspect made off on foot after she shouted at him. 

The News has also been made aware of a similar report  in early August, but as yet have received no further details from officers confirming the times and dates of other attacks.

On August 5, another woman told police she was chased by a man she saw touching himself while she was out running at 5.40am in the Sydenham Hill area. Fortunately she managed to escape before calling officers. The suspect was never found and the case was subsequently closed – it is unclear whether it will be reopened in light of the new attacks.

Anyone with information should call 101.

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