16-year-old attacked near Star Lane DLR station in Newham last year

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: An artist's impression of the suspect's tattoo. An artist's impression of the suspect's tattoo.

Police are hunting a man with a skull and crossbones tattoo on his right cheek suspected of raping a 16-year-old girl.

The victim was attacked on November 30 last year at around 4am near Star Lane DLR station in Newham.

She was making her way from Cody Road, where she had been at an all-night rave, to Canning Town station, when she was approached from behind by the suspect and attacked.

Police believe the man may live in Waltham Forest.

Detectives have released an artist’s impression of a skull and crossbones tattoo on the suspect’s right cheek which, according to police, appears haphazard and not professionally finished.

It is thought the suspect also attended the rave and may have been in the area earlier that night.

He is described as a tall black man in his early 20s who was wearing dark clothing including a hooded top, possibly with a Ralph Lauren logo, dark tracksuit bottoms with two white stripes down each leg and white Nike Airforce trainers with a tick on both sides.

No arrests have yet been made. Enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Suzie Chantry from the sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command on 0208 217 7474 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:10pm Thu 13 Feb 14

I'm Alan says...

Should be an easy arrest, with some luck.
Should be an easy arrest, with some luck. I'm Alan
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5:39pm Thu 13 Feb 14

NDevoto says...

That's some artist's impression there, is he/she going to paint the Queen next or was it just clever use of PhotoShop?
That's some artist's impression there, is he/she going to paint the Queen next or was it just clever use of PhotoShop? NDevoto
  • Score: 1

11:22pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

NDevoto wrote:
That's some artist's impression there, is he/she going to paint the Queen next or was it just clever use of PhotoShop?
You are so witty Ndvoto incredible, you never have to try so hard to be so, you should consider writing.
[quote][p][bold]NDevoto[/bold] wrote: That's some artist's impression there, is he/she going to paint the Queen next or was it just clever use of PhotoShop?[/p][/quote]You are so witty Ndvoto incredible, you never have to try so hard to be so, you should consider writing. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

12:16pm Fri 14 Feb 14

mdj says...

Over two months ago, and now the public is asked to help?

How soon will we be told more about the rape that happened in Poppleton Rd E11 last weekend?
Over two months ago, and now the public is asked to help? How soon will we be told more about the rape that happened in Poppleton Rd E11 last weekend? mdj
  • Score: 1

3:14pm Fri 14 Feb 14

tjm01 says...

A tall black man with a scull & crossbones tattoo on his cheek can't be too difficult to find him, why on earth has it taken 2 and a bit months for the Met to issue a discription of someone who must stick out like a sore thumb? and they wonder why people have NO confidence in them
A tall black man with a scull & crossbones tattoo on his cheek can't be too difficult to find him, why on earth has it taken 2 and a bit months for the Met to issue a discription of someone who must stick out like a sore thumb? and they wonder why people have NO confidence in them tjm01
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