Witness appeal for Vesta Road assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an indecent assault that took place at Vesta Road. The incident happened on Sunday 29th July 2012 at approximately 18:15 hours. The victim, a 26 year old woman was walking from Brockley Station along Milmark Grove when a young male approached her on roller skates asking her for a cigarette. She refused to give him one, so the suspect skated off.

He returned a short time later and asked her for a cigarette again, she ignored him. He continued to keep returning at which point he slapped her backside. As she walked onto Vesta Road, she then heard skating coming from behind her, and noticed the suspect again, who pushed her up against a gate. He then proceeded to indecently assault her. A struggle took place and she managed to free herself from his grasp, hitting him with her umbrella.

The suspect then made off, skating off along Vesta Road towards Shardeloes Road SE4

He is described as a black male, aged between 14-16 years with shaved head wearing a bright read t-shirt and baggy dark jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call DC Abraham Pino on 0208 284 8372 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.