May 19 2013 Latest news:
By JON DEAN
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A woman suffered a cut and bruising during a terrifying sex attack - the third in three weeks in the area.
The victim was walking along Crouch Hill, between Dickenson Road and Ashley Road, at around 1.10am on Saturday, July 23, when a man tried to talk to her.
She crossed the road to get away, but the man grabbed her, forced his hand into her t-shirt and groped her breasts. When she screamed for help, the man panicked and ran off.
It is the third sexually-motivated attack in the area close to the winding Parkland Walk nature trail.
It follows an incident in broad daylight on July 19 where a 19-year-old woman broke free as she was dragged towards bushes in Parkland Walk itself near Oxford Road, Stroud Green.
An attempted rape in the early hours of July 2 saw a 22-year-old woman struggle free from a man who forced her into a parked car in Ferme Park Road, near to the junction with Ossian Road, Stroud Green.
Kit Greveson, chairwoman of the Stroud Green Residents Association, said: “I would urge people always to be vigilant when they are out and about and report anything they feel a bit out of the ordinary because police can only act when they have reports of crime.”
The suspect in the latest attack is described as Asian, aged 23 to 25, slim and about 5ft 4ins-5ins tall. He has short brown hair and a small face with features that are quite close together. He was wearing a very distinctive white shiny puffer jacket with red stitching or writing on it.
Detective Constable Louise Morris, investigating, said: “I am appealing to anyone who knows this man or who has seen someone fitting his description to contact police. The victim was terrified by this ordeal and we are doing all we can to find him.
“I am particularly keen to speak to two people who were apparently on the other side of the road at the time of the assault, who may have witnessed the incident.”
Anyone with information should call 020 7421 0391 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.