Towpath pervert targets three women in Hackney

Police appealing for information into identity of man.

Police are appealing for information following three incidents yesterday, Thursday March 24, on the canal tow path near Haggerston Road.

Between 12.30pm and 2.10pm, three women reported a man approaching them and touching, or attempting to touch them.

Police believe the three incidents are linked.

Two of the incidents involved lone female joggers, where the man touched their backside.

In a third incident, a woman out walking was approached by a male who attempted to touch her breasts. She resisted and he walked off.

The man is described as black, in his late teens or early twenties, clean shaven, wearing dark clothing. He is believed to be between 5ft 8ins and 6ft tall.

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Anyone with any information about the identity of the individual, or who thinks they may also have been a victim is asked to call Hackney CID on 0300 123 1212.

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