Police have released an e-fit of a male suspect they are hunting after three violent sexual assaults were carried out in a single evening in Lewisham.

The Metropolitan Police say the boy is aged around 13 to 15 years old, and are urging anyone who recognises him to come forward after a string of three violent assaults in south east London last month.

The three incidents all took place in Ladywell on the same evening of September 2 within a three-hour period.

At around 5pm, a woman was walking through Malyons Road in SE13 when the suspect followed her into a communal area of a block of flats.

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Inside, he grabbed the woman's jacket and sexually assaulted her before running off.

The second incident happened at 7:25pm in Chudleigh Road in SE4 when the suspect approached a woman from behind.

He made sexually explicit comments towards her, imitating he had a knife and sexually assaulted her, and the woman managed to flee.

The final incident happened shortly after at around 8pm, again in Malyons Road.

The suspect approached a woman who was walking in the street and sexually assaulted her.

As the woman challenged him, the suspect grabbed her hair, ripping a piece out before walking off in the direction of Ladywell Road, SE13.

The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, aged around 13-15 years old, of average build – he has short black hair with waves on top. In each instance he was wearing a knee-length, dark grey puffer jacket.

If anyone can identify this male, or has information that could assist the investigation, they are asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6588/21SEP.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.