Three women and a teenage girl were sexually assaulted in a five-hour spree of "linked" attacks in Waltham Forest.

The four assaults, which police have described as "linked", all took place in Waltham Forest between approximately 7.25am and midday on Tuesday, October 20.

Detectives investigating the assaults have only now, one month later, released CCTV footage of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the attacks.

One woman was assaulted in the area of Hall Lane. Another assault took place on a teenage girl at a bus stop in the area of Leonard Road.

Two women, each with a young child, were also separately assaulted by the suspect in Lee Valley Park and on Walthamstow Marshes. The children were unharmed.

The suspect has been described to officers as a black male, around 30-35 years old and with short hair.

Detective Constable Tim Hudson said: “Incidents of this nature are disturbing and traumatic. They are also thankfully rare and I would urge women in the Waltham Forest area to be alert but not alarmed.

“Please contact us if you recognise the man in the CCTV footage. We would like to speak to him as part of our enquiries into these four incidents, which we are treating as linked.

“We are providing specialist support to the victims and working hard to identify the person responsible.

“You can also give information 100 per cent anonymously via Crimestoppers, so please do not delay if you can assist the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by calling 101; tweet @MetCC quoting Op Uncleby or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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