A 51-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged sexual assault of 26 young women and girls were attacked around London.
The alleged attacks mostly happened in the rush hours of the morning and early evening and police fear more victims may still be out there.
The incidents mainly took place in the boroughs of Lewisham and Greenwich boroughs, but also include Southwark, Bromley and Bexley.
The Met Police have arrested a man after at least 26 young women and girls were molested. The attacks took place throughout south London
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘The arrested man was taken to a south London police station where he currently remains in custody.
‘The linked series of assaults typically took place during rush hour periods – between 0700-0900hrs and 1600-1800hrs – with victims being young women and girls.
‘The first incident is believed to have taken place on 16 October 2016 – a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Foxfield Road, Orpington at around 0915hrs.
‘Since then, police have received reports about similar offences that may have been committed by the same suspect.
‘The last reported assault was committed on Monday, 8 January. A 12-year-old girl reported an attempted robbery at approximately 7:30hrs on Grierson Road junction with Gabriele Street.’
Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Furphy of Lewisham police, leading the investigation, said: ‘We are aware that there might be further victims who have not yet spoken to police.
‘If you are a victim, or know someone who has been a victim of a sexual assault, I can assure you your information will be treated with strict confidence and sensitivity and we can also access specialist support where needed.’
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