“Triple sex attack in Tower Hamlets is worst I’ve ever seen,” says detective. The 17-year-old was attacked repeatedly over the course of an hour after she became separated from her friends following a visit to a club in East London. (CCTV photos/video make it apparent the attackers are Muslim)
The SUN Cops said her ordeal started shortly before midnight on Friday September 29 when she was picked up on camera being carried by a man in Cambridge Heath Road.
The pair are then seen appearing to go into a doorway in the same road, after which the man, who was wearing dark clothing, is not seen again on camera.
Items of the top half of the girl’s clothing were subsequently found nearby. Shortly after midnight, another CCTV camera picks up the girl stumbling down Mint Street, being followed by a different, bearded male, on a racing bicycle.
Officers said the man followed the teenager along Mint Street, into Three Colts Lane, and then as she heads in the direction of Bethnal Green Overground station. When the next camera picks her up, the man has approached her and they have reached Corfield Street.
A short time later, a member of the public spotted the teenager lying on the ground in Corfield Street in a state of distress and called 999.
Detective Inspector Suzanne Jordan, from the Metropolitan Police’s child abuse and sexual offences command, said: “This is a horrific multiple sexual assault on an young female who was simply making her way home after a night out.
“We believe two of the three were very serious sexual assaults indeed, and are determined to catch the persons responsible for these hideous crimes.”