More police patrols have been dispatched to a wooded area in north London after a man exposed himself to several women.
The Metropolitan Police received four reports of a lone man approaching victims in the southeast area of Hampstead Heath on June 6 and 7.
On appeal, police said he would then ask them if they wanted to have sex with him.
In each case, the suspect’s actions and descriptions were similar, and the offenses are believed to have been committed by the same individual.
He is described as having tan skin, short brown hair, dark eyes, a clean-shaven face, between 1.60 and 20 cm in height and around 25 to 35 years of age.
Additional patrols are ongoing throughout the area and detectives are conducting an extensive investigation to identify the suspect.
They are asking anyone who was on the heath in the early evening between June 6 and 7 to consider whether they saw anyone fitting the description or a man displaying suspicious or questionable behavior.
Detective Inspector Joel Gregory of the Central North Serious Sexual Offenses Team said: “We understand this could be a concern for those using the heath. However, I would like to reassure the local community that we have increased patrols and are working diligently to identify the person or persons responsible for these heinous crimes.
“We have conducted an extensive investigation and two weeks into the sexual assault I am asking anyone who was in the park at this time two weeks ago to consider whether they saw a man acting suspiciously or matching the description.”
“We take these offenses extremely seriously, but remain open to the question of whether they were committed by the same man.”
“It is imperative that he be identified, but we need the public’s help.” Anyone who has information they think may help us is urged to get in touch with us immediately.
“We are also working closely with Camden Council, who are supporting our investigation.”
“Any form of violence against women is deeply concerning and we do not underestimate the seriousness of these crimes.”
Anyone with information that might help the police should contact us online via met.police.uk or call 101 on reference number 7955/06JUN23.
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