London Police Fear Serial Rapist at Large: Two Attacks Linked Four Years Apart, More Victims Likely

London Police Fear Serial Rapist at Large: Two Attacks Linked Four Years Apart, More Victims Likely

London authorities are on high alert following the linkage of two separate assaults on women, separated by four years, by what appears to be a serial rapist.

The Metropolitan Police have escalated efforts to apprehend the perpetrator, re-releasing CCTV footage and urging potential victims to come forward amid fears of additional attacks.

Linked Attacks: Timeline and Modus Operandi

The two assaults occurred years apart, with the first incident reported on May 5, 2018, near the Strand in Westminster, and the second on December 10, 2022, in Shoreditch.

CCTV footage from the latter incident depicts the suspect coercing a distressed woman along a dark street, locking arms with her and making inappropriate physical advances.

Police Appeals and Investigation Details

DI Chris Heathcote, leading the investigation, emphasized the forensic link between the two crimes and raised concerns about possible further attacks.

Despite extensive media appeals and investigative efforts, the suspect remains unidentified, prompting renewed calls for information from the public.

Victim Assistance and Urgent Call for Cooperation

Authorities have urged anyone who may have been targeted or who recognizes the suspect to come forward, stressing the importance of even the smallest piece of information.

The police have reassured the community of their commitment to apprehending the perpetrator and ensuring justice for the victims, while also urging vigilance and cooperation.

How to Assist: Police Contact Information

Individuals with any information relevant to the investigation are encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police at 101, quoting reference CAD 6163/26MAR24.

The public’s assistance is crucial in identifying and apprehending the suspect, thereby safeguarding the community and preventing further harm.

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