Police step up hunt for child sex attacker

THIS is the face of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Hampstead. This e-fit image has been released of the man who approached the girl in Redington Road at 5pm on May 12. He was riding a bicycle and spoke to her before touchi

THIS is the face of the man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Hampstead.

This e-fit image has been released of the man who approached the girl in Redington Road at 5pm on May 12.

He was riding a bicycle and spoke to her before touching her inappropriately.

Det Sgt Amanda Whorwood, from Camden police's specialist Sapphire Unit, said: "An incident like this is extremely rare. Officers are currently conducting enquiries and the investigation is ongoing."

The suspect is described as a white man with short grey hair and distinctive blue eyes.

He was aged 37-42 years old, between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a white vest top and three-quarter length combat trousers.

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Anyone with information should call 020-7404 1212 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555 111.