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Fresh appeal in Finsbury Park sex attack hunt

Detectives release CCTV image after woman was attacked on her way home from nightclub

19 January, 2018 — By Samantha Booth

CCTV image of the man police want to identify

POLICE say they have not been able to identify a man who sexually assaulted a woman on her way home from a nightclub nearly eight months ago, despite an “in-depth” investigation.

Detectives this week renewed an appeal for help and released a CCTV image of the man they would like to trace.

The 38-year-old woman left the Zumbale Latin venue in Seven Sisters Road and made her way home to Finsbury Park on foot on May 28, between 4.40am and 6am.

As she was walking home, a man approached her and began speaking to her. Police say she later found herself in a park, and believed she had been assaulted.

Detective Constable Aga Redworth, of the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: “The victim left the club and was on her way home. She has no exact recollection of events. Consequently, she is unsure where she was taken to and assaulted.

“Despite in-depth in­vestigation, we have not identified her attacker to date and are appealing to the media and public to help identify this man as part of our enquiries.”

The suspect is des­cribed as 5ft 7ins tall, clean shaven, of thin build with black bushy hair. He was wearing a T-shirt and trousers, either of which may have been orange, and a star-shaped pendant. He was carrying a plastic carrier bag.

CCTV from the nightclub identified a man matching this description and police are appealing for anyone who may know who he is to come forward. Officers believe that he may have stored his bag behind the bar at the club. Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC

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