The Jewish Chronicle
Manhunt after sex attacks on Jewish victims
POLICE ARE looking for a man they want to question over sexual offences involving two Jewish girls and a woman in Hackney and Haringey.
In the first incident, on Wednesday, 20 January, a 15-year-old girl was approached by a man on Rostrevor Avenue who showed her pornography on his mobile.
The following month, a 12-year-old girl was walking on Linthorpe Road, N16 at around 7pm on Tuesday, 16 February when a man exposed himself to her.
A couple of hours later on the same evening, a woman in her 20s who was pushing her child in a buggy along Kyverdale Road, N16, was accosted by a man who pushed her and touched her bottom before fleeing.
Police have confirmed that all three victims were Jewish. “It is a line of enquiry that officers will be considering as their investigation progresses,” the Metropolitan Police said. “But at this stage, there was insufficient evidence to confirm a motive for the offences.
None of the victims experienced serious physical harm but they were left incredibly shaken, police said.
Owing to the timings, locations and the way the victims were approached, they are treating the incidents as linked.
Additional patrols are being conducted to reassure the community.
Detective Constable Patrick Godin said: “We are doing everything we can to identify and apprehend the man responsible. I am asking local people to study the images and footage issued very carefully and contact us immediately if they have information that could help.”
The women were left incredibly shaken and upset’