09/08/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/08/2018 01:47
Detectives in Barnet are appealing for information from any women who have been sexually assaulted in the East Finchley and Fortis Green area.
Officers have charged a man with sexual assault (by touching) on a female, relating to an incident on 24 August in the High Road, N2, near the junction with Creighton Avenue, in which a woman was followed and grabbed from behind.
However, they believe other women have been assaulted in a similar way, and are asking anyone who has been the victim of a similar offence in the East Finchley area to contact them.
The investigating officer, DC Jackie McKenzie-Bell, said: 'It is important that we receive all available information about what I believe were a series of offences between May and August this year.
'Some other women have come forward, and I would urge any victims who have not yet reported any incidents to please speak to police.
'I also want to hear from anyone who witnessed incidents in which a man appeared to assault a woman by grabbing her in this way.'
Anyone with information or anyone who has been a victim is asked to call Barnet CID on 020 8733 4125. Witnesses can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.