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Police hunt for serial sex attacker after eight women are assaulted in the street

Women are being targeted by a serial sex attacker, according to police.

Detectives linking eight sexual assaults in Clapham and Brixton have released CCTV footage in their hunt for a suspect.

A Met Police crime map shows the locations of the assaults Credit: Metropolitan Police

The attacks on white women in their 20s or early 30s all took place between 9 October and 28 October.

They were targeted between 7pm and 1.15am, and all described the suspect as being of Mediterranean or middle-eastern appearance with dark hair.

CCTV footage showing one of the attacks, as a 26-year-old woman arrived home. A man can be seen grabbing her from behind and assaulting her before she was able to raise the alarm.

Police have increased patrols in the area and are warning women to think of their personal safety.

"Lambeth police would like to advise women to remain vigilant when travelling at night and would also ask that anybody who may have any information regarding these offences to make contact with police.

– Detective Sergeant Gordon Barclay

Police are confident the offender will be caught and are urging anyone with information to contact them urgently.