E-fit of man wanted in connection with Abbey Road sex attack released

DETECTIVES have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Abbey Road last month. The pictured man is believed to have targeted a 19-year-old woman at around 2.25am on April 29. He tried to make conversation with the victim,

DETECTIVES have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Abbey Road last month.

The pictured man is believed to have targeted a 19-year-old woman at around 2.25am on April 29.

He tried to make conversation with the victim, who told him to leave her alone.

But he pushed her against a wall, threatening her with a knife before assaulting her.


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He then demanded that she hand over any money she had and after taking the cash ran away.

The suspect is described as a black man aged between 18 and 25, approximately 5ft 6" and wearing white trainers and dark clothing.

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Det Con Carl Ryan, from the Met's Sapphire unit, said: "We would very much like to hear from anyone who recognises, or who believes they recognise, the artist's impression of the suspect.

"We are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident. "It may be that they witnessed the incident itself, or the suspect in the area before the assault, or the suspect leaving the area after the assault."

Anyone with information should call Det Ryan on 0207 421 0393 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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