While on the way home, a girl was sexually abused by five suspects. On September 29, 2017, a terrible incident happen when a 17-year-old teenager girl walked home after a night out in Tower Hamlets, east London. The victim was separated from her friends and was trying to reach central London where she lived.
Officers believe that suspect attack the student on three separate occasions, in the hour between 11:55pm and 12:55am the following day. To catch the suspects CCTV images was released by The Metropolitan Police.
The teenager suffering began just before midnight when she was captured on camera being held by a man on Cambridge Heath Road. The man carrying the girl is considered to be the first suspect.
According to the police, the image of the CCTV before the first incident is too bad that man can only be seen wearing dark clothing. The camera seen the pair going into a doorway on the same road, after then the first suspect is not seen on the camera again. The half top clothing of the victim was found on the location.
The second suspect who is bearded male was following the girl stumbling down Mint Street on a racing bicycle was captured by another camera shortly after midnight. The man followed the girl from the Mint Street and approached her when she reached Corfield Street.
The CCTV shows that the girl was direct back to the street where they stayed for a period of time. The camera also captured how the suspect ran away from the location. The clothing of the girl appeared and goes further down Corfield Street.
Investigator believes that the third attack happen at 12:45am, the attack involved at least two to three men. The footage release shows that third suspect walking down Cornfield Street and joining two other men. At this point the victim was sexually assaulted.
After the assault, concern citizen who saw the victim lying on the ground in Cornfield Street called for call. Police responded shortly after receiving the report. The detectives also believe that they have drugged the girl, but this not certain since they are still conducting toxicology tests.
Suzanne Jordan Detective Inspector from Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command said:
“This is a horrific multiple sexual assault on an young female who was simply making her way home after a night out. We would like to thank the members of the public who intervened to help her and possibly prevented her ordeal from continuing even further. We believe two of the three were very serious sexual assaults indeed, and are determined to catch the persons responsible for these hideous crimes. I would urge anyone who recognises either male in these images to contact us as a matter of urgency. We’d also like to speak to any witnesses who haven’t already come forward, or anyone with any information at all however insignificant they believe it might be – it could prove crucial to progressing our enquiries.”
Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command offices needs help from anyone who can identify the suspects to give justice to the victim.