|Fourth Attack on Woman in Chiswick
Assault took place in Sharon Road in early hours of Sunday morning
Another woman has been attacked over the weekend in what police believe may be a linked series of incidents. She was assaulted on Sharon Road in the early hours of Sunday morning (30th November).
The 37-year-old victim was walking from Chiswick High Road along Dukes Avenue at around 3am. At this point she was joined by a man who asked her for directions. He continued to follow her to Sharon Road where he assaulted her. The victim screamed and this alerted a member of the public and the assailant ran off.
The suspect has been described as white, 5ft 4ins to 5ft 9ins, aged 25 to 30, stocky or athletic build with brown hair. During the assaults he has been wearing a grey style beanie hat. Two of the victims have told police that the assailant spoke Spanish.
Police believe the same suspect may be responsible for all four offences that have taken place recently in the Chiswick area.
The first happened on Saturday, 15 November at 2am. The 34-year-old female victim had walked from Chiswick High Road, along Dukes Avenue towards Barrowgate Road, where she became aware that a man was following her. On Barrowgate Road the suspect indecently assaulted the victim, but she resisted and the man ran off in the direction of Sutton Court Road.
The second incident happened on Monday, 24 November on Fishers Lane, Chiswick at approximately 6.30pm. The 28-year-old female victim was walking when a man approached her from behind and indecently assaulted her. The victim jumped away and the suspect ran off towards Acton Green.
Fishers Lane and Dukes Avenue
Close by that same day, and around the same time, in Kingscote Road, a 52-year-old woman was walking with her adult daughter. A man approached the mother from behind and indecently assaulted her. The victim jumped away and the suspect ran off towards St Albans Avenue.
Detective Constable Emma Pestridge of Hounslow CID said. "These are frightening incidents and we urgently want to find this man. If anyone else has been approached in this manner their information could be the vital. I would ask anyone who may have seen this man, or who knows who he is, to contact Hounlsow police.”
Anyone with information should contact DC Emma Pestridge at Hounslow CID on Tel: 0208 247 6650. You can also phone Crimestoppers on Tel: 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name.
Detective Chief Inspector Mark Broom said, ”These incidents are clearly of concern to our community and very distressing for the victims involved. In the meantime we are working closely with our partners and increasing police patrols to reassure and protect our community.”
December 1, 2014