Pensioner held over sex attack in Chase Lane Park in Chingford

Chase Lane Park in Chingford.

Chase Lane Park in Chingford.

First published in Waltham Forest
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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A 70-year-old pensioner has been arrested after a woman was sexually assaulted in a park.

The 41-year-old was walking her dog in Chase Lane Park in Chingford yesterday at around 4pm when she saw a man gesturing at her.

He approached her and then indecently assaulted her.

As the attacker walked off the woman called her boyfriend, who then rushed to the park to confront the man.

Another woman, aged 50, who was walking past at the time recognised the man and claimed he had also sexually assaulted her in December.

She swung the park gate closed in an attempt to stop him but the man escaped through a hole in a fence.

But the victim and her boyfriend chased after and caught him, holding the man until police arrived.

A Met spokeswoman said: "Police are investigating whether he may be responsible for any other offences in the area.

"A 70-year-old man remain in police custody while further enquiries continue.

"If anyone has any information that could assist police, then please contact Waltham Forest Police on 101. Always ring 999 in an emergency".

 

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5:31pm Fri 8 Feb 13

SXH says...

70 ? i know what he needs "A slow painful procedure"
70 ? i know what he needs "A slow painful procedure" SXH
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6:23pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

SXH wrote:
70 ? i know what he needs "A slow painful procedure"
He has not been found guilty yet.

Please do not do Jury Service.
[quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: 70 ? i know what he needs "A slow painful procedure"[/p][/quote]He has not been found guilty yet. Please do not do Jury Service. Cornbeefur
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10:18pm Fri 8 Feb 13

SXH says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
SXH wrote: 70 ? i know what he needs "A slow painful procedure"
He has not been found guilty yet. Please do not do Jury Service.
No we will leave that to you, as you find everyone guilty.
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SXH[/bold] wrote: 70 ? i know what he needs "A slow painful procedure"[/p][/quote]He has not been found guilty yet. Please do not do Jury Service.[/p][/quote]No we will leave that to you, as you find everyone guilty. SXH
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10:28pm Sat 9 Feb 13

Jamc says...

Cornbeefur, when did you get out on bail? you allowed back in the park yet?
Cornbeefur, when did you get out on bail? you allowed back in the park yet? Jamc
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11:42am Sun 10 Feb 13

peaceful says...

Oh why hasn't Cornbeefur been banned from this site yet?
Oh why hasn't Cornbeefur been banned from this site yet? peaceful
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11:44am Sun 10 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

peaceful wrote:
Oh why hasn't Cornbeefur been banned from this site yet?
Is this your contribution to a thread on an indecent assault topic?
[quote][p][bold]peaceful[/bold] wrote: Oh why hasn't Cornbeefur been banned from this site yet?[/p][/quote]Is this your contribution to a thread on an indecent assault topic? Cornbeefur
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