Two sex attacks within minutes in Islington

Two sex attacks on young women within minutes of each other occurred on Sunday morning. .

In the first attack a 23-year-old woman suffered a serious sexual assault near Holloway Prison in Camden Road.

A man then attempted to sexually assault a 17-year-old in Brecknock Road.

Metropolitan Police Service detectives investigating say the incidents occurred between 3.15am and 4am.

The suspect is described as a black man around 5 ft 7 ins.

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A police spokesman said: “Enquiries continue to establish the circumstances of the incidents. At this early stage we are keeping an open mind as to whether they are linked. We appeal for anyone who may have heard anything unusual or witnessed any suspicious activity to call us in confidence.”

Anyone with information should contact Detective Sergeant Richard King on 020 7421 0282 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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