Police investigating sexual assault of child in Ickenham bedroom release second image

4 December 2019, 07:53

Police released a second image of the man at an underground station
Police released a second image of the man at an underground station. Picture: Metropolitan Police

By Megan White

Police investigating the sexual assault of a child in his bedroom have released a second image of a man they want to speak to.

The suspect entered a home in Ickenham, west London, without forcing entry, before assaulting the young boy in his room.

He fled just after midnight on November 23 after the child told him that he would phone the police.

The new image was taken from a camera at a local underground station.

The suspect is described as white, of slim build with short hair and a beard. He was wearing blue jeans, a T-shirt and a dark coloured coat.

Police previously released a CCTV photograph of the man in the area
Police previously released a CCTV photograph of the man in the area. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Detective Sergeant David Baldwin, from the West Area Command Unit’s Safeguarding team, said: “This is the second appeal we are making to identify this man in connection with our enquiries. I’d like to thank members of the public who have called in so far to help with our investigation, as every piece of information matters.

“We are yet to identify a man we would like to speak to and so hope releasing this further image may help progress enquiries.

“This remains a well-resourced investigation, and the boy and his family continue to receive specialist support. We are not confirming his age in order to protect his identity.

“We know the suspect got on an E7 bus prior to the incident before he then boarded an underground train.

“Whilst incidents such as this are thankfully very rare, I encourage people to ensure that their homes are kept secure at all times and to report anyone acting suspiciously.”

There have been no arrests as yet and enquiries continue.

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