Appeal launched after man ‘grabbed and dragged’ woman on Borough High Street in broad daylight

Josh Salisbury (29 October, 2018)

Police said shockingly despite the attack happening in the middle of the day, no bystanders attempted to help the woman


Southwark police have launched an appeal after an unknown man tried to grab and drag a woman away in a broad daylight attack on Borough High Street.

Police received reports of the alleged attack on Monday 8th October at around 3:30pm.

The victim told officers that the man had slung his arms around her before forcefully grabbing her and attempting to drag her into nearby Talbot Yard.

The victim managed to break free after a struggle with the unknown attacker.

However, police said that despite Borough High Street being full of witnesses to the attack, shockingly no-one stepped in to help the victim.

The suspect is described as a male, of mixed race, aged in his 30s, who has vitiligo.

The victim also described him as having black hair, possibly in dreadlocks, dark eyes and wearing ill-fitting clothes and a large brown coat.

Detective Constable Sam Cafferty said: “At the time of this attack there were plenty of witnesses as Borough High Street was very busy.

“Sadly, no one chose to help the victim, but they may help our investigation by contacting us to provide an account of what they witnessed.

“Unfortunately, there is no CCTV of the attack and the victim is not sure which direction the suspect left in.

“We’d like to hear from anyone that saw a man of this description in the Borough area who can assist our investigation.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 and quote 7121/08Oct or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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