Lambeth police are searching for three boys, aged between 10 and 13-years-old, after two women were subjected to separate attacks of a sexual nature in Brockwell Park.
One victim, a 16-year-old girl, was sitting on a bench in the park with a friend when a boy approached her from behind and groped her breasts. When she managed to break free and stand up, the boy pulled her close to his body. She was then able to run away, while the boy shouted abuse of a “violent sexual nature” at her and exposed himself, police say. The incident happened at about 6pm on August 16.
In another attack, a 28-year-old woman was jogging in the park when two boys riding bicycles grabbed her buttocks, at 6.30pm on August 11. When she confronted the two boys they reportedly shouted more verbal sexual abuse.
Police have issued descriptions of the three boys as follows:
The first is described as a dark skinned Asian male of slim build, with short straight black hair, big brown eyes and has a London accent. He is about 5ft 3ins tall, aged 10 to 12 years and was wearing a grey zip-up hooded top and riding a dark bicycle.
The second is described as a black male of a slim build, with short black hair. He is about 5ft 3ins tall, aged 10 – 12 years and has a London accent.
The third is described as a black male of a stocky build, with braided hair and a London accent. He is aged 11-13 years and was riding a bicycle.
Trainee Detective Constable Jen Barley said: “This is very unusual and aggressive behaviour by males of such a young age, I know of two members of the public that stopped and offered help to the victims. Please would anyone that stopped or saw what happen please get in contact with us.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact TDC Barley on 0208 649 2192 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.