BREAKING: Manhunt for serial sex attacker as six women assaulted in London park

Detectives are appealing for information following a series of assaults in South Norwood Country Park, south London.

Officers are investigating six separate attacks on women which are believed to have taken place in the park between May 3 and June 21.

Each of the victims – aged from their early 30s to mid 60s, were walking or jogging alone, five of them with dogs.

All the offences occurred in daylight and on weekdays between 10.50am and 4.30pm.

“We would advise park users to be vigilant ”

Detective Sergeant Matt Loftus

Four of the victims were sexually assaulted.

In four cases the suspect either stole or attempted to steal mobile phones from the victims.

None of the victims suffered any further injuries.

At this stage, officers are treating the offences as linked.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged between 16 and 25, tall, thin and with dark hair.

Detective Sergeant Matt Loftus, who is leading the investigation, called on the public to be wary.

He said: “We are working hard to identify the suspect in this case and are appealing for anyone who might have seen or heard anything to speak to us, however insignificant they think the information may be.

“We would advise park users to be vigilant and we will be providing additional patrols in the area.”

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