A serial sexual predator has been attacking women and girls in south-east London.

Police in Greenwich and Lewisham are investigating a string of sexual offences against at least 23 victims, including 17 children.

In all cases, the attacker has approached the victim and sexually touched them, before running off on foot.

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Here is a full breakdown of the offences, dated from October 2016:

  • At 9.15am on Thursday, October 16 2016 in Foxfield Road, Orpington BR8 [victim aged 13] - Bromley
  • At 4.30pm on Friday, April 28 in Heathfield Lane, Chislehurst BR7 [victim aged 13] - Bromley
  • Between 7.50am and 8.20am on Thursday, June 8 in St Thomas Drive Orpington BR5 [victim aged 15] - Bromley
  • At 2.55pm on Wednesday, June 21 in Springfield Grove SE7 [victim aged 18] - Greenwich
  • At 4.30pm on Wednesday, June 21 in Heavitree Road SE18 [victim aged 16] – Greenwich
  • At 5pm on Wednesday, June 21 in Lovel Avenue DA16 [victim aged 13] - Bexley
  • At 5.30pm on Wednesday, June 21  in Plumstead Adventure Play Ground SE18 [victim aged 19] - Greenwich
  • At 8.20am on Friday, June 30 in Ravens Way, SE12 [victim aged 13] - Lewisham
  • At 5.20pm on Thursday, July 27 in Flamoth Road SE1 [victim aged 19] - Southwark
  • At around 1.15pm on Tuesday, 29 August in Edward Tyler Road, SE12 [victim aged 11] - Lewisham
  • At 4.30pm on Thursday, September 7 in Thicket Road SE20 [victim aged 28] - Bromley
  • At 5.20pm on Monday, September 18 in Half Moon Lane SE25 [victim aged 11] - Bromley
  • At 8.20hrs on Wednesday, 27 September in Vicars Hill, SE13 [victim aged 13] - Lewisham
  • At 4.30pm on Thursday, September 28 in Frank Burton Close, SE7 [victim aged 13] - Greenwich
  • At around 8.15am on Thursday, 28 September in Alanthus Close, SE12 [victim aged 11] - Lewisham
  • At 9.20am on Thursday, 5 October in Kidbrooke Park Road, SE3 [victim aged 13] - Greenwich.
  • At 9.30am on Thursday, October 5 in Kidbrooke Park Road SE3 [victim aged 27] - Greenwich
  • At around 9.55am on Thursday, October 5 in Liskeard Gardens, SE3 [victim aged 25] - Lewisham 
  • At 4pm on Monday, October 16 in Honor Oak Road, SE23 [victim aged 11] - Lewisham
  • At 4.45pm on Thursday, October 19 in Winn Common, SE18 [victim aged 14] - Greenwich
  • Between 8.20am and 08:50hrs on Monday, 13 November in Vulcan Terrace, SE4 [victim aged 8] – Lewisham
  • At 7.30am on Tuesday, November 21 in Middle Park Avenue, SE9 [victim aged 12] – Bromley
  • At 8.30am on Wednesday, November 22 in Sanbourne Road, SE4 [victim aged 15] – Lewisham

Another two cases are being linked to this offender. 

Detectives have previously released CCTV images of a man seen in Honor Oak Road who they want to identify.

They have also released an e-fit of the man, described as having short blond hair and a long skinny face.

The suspect was described as white, tall, approximately 50 years old, with light blond hair.

Superintendent Lee Hill of Greenwich police said: "There is a possibility that these incidents are part of a linked series of attacks as a number of victims have provided very similar descriptions of the attacker - a white man aged between 40-50-years-old, with short white or blonde hair.

"These incidents were very frightening for the victims.

“I am appealing to the public to help identify and locate this man as quickly as possible."

Anyone who has information that could assist this investigation should call Greenwich CID via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or contact via Twitter @MetCC.