Night sexual assualt on 14 year old girl near Ravenscourt Park
are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenage girl was seriously
sexually assaulted on Halloween, 31/10/02, between 20:30 and 21:00 in the proximity
of King Street, Hammersmith.
suspect is described as a well spoken white male, approx. 40 years old, 5'8"-5'10"
tall of muscular build with brown eyes and brown greying hair. He was well
dressed in a black suit, white shirt and black tie; he was also wearing shiney
black leather shoes and a silver metal bracelet on his left wrist.
car is described as a black coloured 'top end of the market executive style'
car with blacked out windows. It had cream and beige leather upholstery
and a silver trim on the exterior windows. The car is also believed to be a four-door
two victims, aged 13 and 14 years old, were out with a group of around 10 friends
'trick or treating' in King Street, Hammersmith when they came into contact with
a large group of boys who were also dressed up in costume for the Halloween celebrations.
The boys began throwing fireworks causing the group of girls to disperse. The
two victims took refuge in UCG cinema on King Street and became separated from
boys were sent away by cinema staff and this allowed the girls to leave and try
to catch up with their friends. The two girls left the cinema and began walking
up King Street. After about 50 yards the girls came into contact with another
group of boys, three black males and two white males. These youths began pestering
the girls and surrounded them. As this was happening a black car pulled up and
the five youths ran off.
boys could hold vital information and it is imperative that they contact police
male driver of the car got out and suggested he took the girls to a place of safety.
The victims willingly entered the car however, the man then produced a flick knife
and centrally locked the doors so they were unable to escape. Having driven the
girls a few yards westbound down King Street, the suspect parked in Ravenscourt
Avenue. He threatened both girls before dragging the 14 year old down Ravenscourt
Avenue towards the entrance of Ravenscourt Park where he raped her. The victims
were then driven back to where they had been picked up and dumped. They were then
found by a friend's mother who had gone looking for them.
DC Mike Duncan
of Hammersmith CID who is leading the investigation said: " This was a horrendous
assault on a very young girl. It is particularly disturbing that the man they
looked upon as a good Samaritan used the situation for his own depraved attack.
The abduction of these two girls in a busy west London street highlights the danger
and children should never get into a strangers car for whatever reason. The assistance
of the public is vital in this case and I appeal to anyone with information which
can help us to catch this man to come forward as soon as possible".
any information is asked to contact Hammersmith CID on 020 8246 2613 or
if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.