May 20 2013 Latest news:
by Tim Lamden
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A second man has been arrested in connection with a spate of assaults in Haringey parks in recent months.
Five apparently motiveless attacks in broad daylight have taken place in Highgate Wood, Queens Wood and Alexandra Park in May and June - and police are now looking into whether another assault in Belmont Recreation Ground, South Tottenham, on March 28 could be linked.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incidents and is currently in police custody.
This follows the earlier arrest of a 33-year-old man who was bailed to return to police on July 19 pending further enquiries.
Details of these recent attacks come just six weeks after the jailing of Ali Koc, who was sentenced to a minimum of 35 years in prison in May for the murders of two pensioners as they walked through Alexandra Park and Queens Wood, as well as attacks on a further five men in parks around the borough.
Koc’s attacks, carried out with lumps of wood in January last year, were also apparently motiveless and also happened during daylight hours.
But this new attacker does not use a weapon and has targeted both men and women.
The suspect is described as a white or light-skinned male, aged 20 to 35 years, standing at 5ft 7in to 5ft 11in, with short dark hair. He has been seen wearing casual clothing.
Investigating officer, DC Kay Sekyere, of Haringey CID, said: “We are looking at any potential links between the incidents and our enquiries are ongoing. If you have any information please contact us.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Kay Sekyere of Haringey CID on 07899 967 616 or 020 8345 0712. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.