CCTV: Footage of man sought by officers investigating sexual assault

Police release images of man wanted in connection with Islington sexual assault

Officers investigating a sexual assault in Islington have released footage in a renewed appeal to trace a man they want to speak to - Credit: Met Police

The public have been asked to help identify a man sought by officers investigating a sexual assault in Islington.

Police were called at 4.15am on Sunday, July 25, to reports that a woman had been sexually assaulted in the vicinity of Hornsey Street.

Officers attended and established the woman, aged in her 20s, had been with a friend when they left a nightclub in Westminster at approximately 3am.

The pair got into a vehicle which they believed to have been a private hire vehicle that they had pre-booked before leaving the club.

They became suspicious when the driver began travelling in the opposite direction before offering them a drink.

They refused and left the vehicle in Hornsey Street, near the vicinity of Holloway Road station.

As they exited the vehicle, the driver sexually assaulted the woman before driving off towards Holloway Road. The victim called police to report the incident and officers attended the scene.

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An investigation was launched and detectives carried out a number of enquiries, including reviewing ANPR data and recovering CCTV footage.

The footage showing the man stopping to purchase some items was taken later the same day.

Anyone who recognises the man in the image is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference CAD 1441/25Jul. To remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.