Cops appeal fro witnesses after woman groped in alleyway

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was indecently assaulted in an alleyway in broad daylight. The 21-year-old victim was standing in an alleyway between Booker Close and Burdett Road in Mile End around 3.30pm on Wednesday, June 30, whe

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young woman was indecently assaulted in an alleyway in broad daylight.

The 21-year-old victim was standing in an alleyway between Booker Close and Burdett Road in Mile End around 3.30pm on Wednesday, June 30, when she was approached by a man who indecently assaulted her.

The woman said the man had walked past once with a bag of chips but returned two to three minutes later and attacked her.

The suspect, who cops say they believe is a local youth, is described as of mixed race, aged 18-21, 5ft 7ins tall, with a chubby build and short brown curly hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt and carrying a dark rucksack.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to contact Detective Constable Steve Coles at Bethnal Green CID on 020 8217 3751 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.