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Second linked sex attack in Clapham within a week

Detectives in Clapham are trying to find a man who they believe sexually assaulted two women, and followed a third woman home.

The man, who police say is in his 20s, is believed to be responsible for two attacks Credit: Metropolitan Police

Last night at around 11pm the man is believed to have followed a woman home after she got off a train at Clapham Junction station. He attacked her as she tried to enter a block of flats close to Falcon Road and then ran off after being disturbed by a neighbour.

On Thursday 11th May at around 4am, a woman in her 40s was sexually assaulted on Clapham Common North Side. Police believe it was the same man and that he had also followed her home from Clapham Junction Station.

Earlier that morning around 2.30am, a woman had called the police saying a man was following her down Battersea High Street. Detectives think this was again the same suspect.

Officers have released CCTV of the suspect walking down St John's Road, close to the scene of last week's attack.

Police are still searching for the man but say in the meantime they have increased the number of officers in the area and close to the station.

It is very important that we identify and speak to this man as soon as possible.

So, I am asking for the public's help. Do you recognise him or know where he is? If you do, please call us as soon as possible. It is possible that he may go on to offend again.

Were you out last night around 23:00hrs and saw this man hanging around Clapham Junction station? He may have spent some time around the area prior to this.

One line of enquiry is that he has links to this area of London, so if you live in or regularly socialise around Clapham Junction please think very carefully if you have seen him.

– Detective Constable David Musselwhite, Metropolitan Police