Appeal following sexual assaults in Dagenham

Mick Ferris

Police investigating a number of sexual assaults in Dagenham are appealing for victims to come forward.

Met officers have received reports of at least three incidents involving a male approaching females in the Wood Lane area.

The incidents, which were reported to have happened between January and February this year, have caused extreme distress to the victims. They continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A man has been arrested and charged, but police would like to hear from anyone else who may have been affected.

Detective Inspector Gemma Cole, from East Area Command Unit which covers Dagenham, said: “Our primary concern is that other people may have been approached and sexually assaulted.

“If you believe that you have been a victim of sexual assault, we want you to know that police and our partners are well-equipped to support you in any capacity required, and that we will deal robustly with perpetrators. We know that women are disproportionately affected by crimes such as this.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call 101 and quote crime reference 5103429/22 to speak with police.

If you are in immediate danger please call 999.

You can also speak anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Calls are never traced and IP addresses are never tracked.

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Mick Ferris

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