Police search for teenage boy who exposed himself to three young girls in Peckham Rye Park

Katherine Johnston (09 March, 2021)

All three victims were under thirteen

32120Peckham Rye Park

A teenage boy is believed to be behind two sexual assaults on girls under the age of thirteen in Peckham Rye Park.

The first reported victim was approached by the male at around 5pm on New Year’s Eve.

The attacker exposed himself before attempting to sexually assault her. He ran off when she screamed.

The second incident was reported at around 4pm last Tuesday, March 2, when the suspect exposed himself in front of two girls and then performed a lewd act.

The man is described as being ‘Asian’, having black wavy, or curly, hair and between 5ft 2 inches and 5ft 4 in height. 

His first victim described him as wearing a brown or black padded jacket, black trousers and black shoes.

The second report described him as wearing a black, hooded top with a white circle on the shoulder and white drawstrings. He was wearing tracksuit bottoms.

The victims and their families are now being supported by specialist officers and patrols in the park have been upped in recent weeks. 

Detective Inspector Richard Poynter urged anyone who recognises the description, or may have witnessed the incidents, to contact police.

He said: “I understand that incidents of this nature are both shocking and concerning for the local community. 

“I want to reassure local residents that since these two offences were reported to us we have increased uniformed patrols in and around the park.

“If you have any information about who this person could be it is imperative that you get in touch with us as soon as possible. 

“Likewise if you have observed a young man acting suspiciously in the park matching the description given please make contact.”

If you have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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