Police release efit in hunt for attacker who tried to choke woman with a metal chain

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Police release efit in hunt for attacker who tried to choke woman, in her 20s, with a metal chain as she sat on bench in park

  • A woman fought off a stranger who tried chocking her with a metal chain
  • The woman, in her 20s, was attacked at on September 10 in Ingrebourne Valley in Hornchurch Country Park
  • Police have released an e-fit of the man they believe may have been involved


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A lone woman was able to fight off a stranger who came up behind her in a park and attempted to choke her with a metal chain around her neck.

Police are now on the hunt for the man that they believe may have been involved in the ‘terrifying attack’ in a park in east London.

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Officers have released an e-fit of the suspect and are appealing for information.

The Metropolitan Police have released an e-fit (pictured) as they hunt for the man that they believe may have been involved in a 'terrifying attack' on a woman in a park in east London

The Metropolitan Police have released an e-fit (pictured) as they hunt for the man that they believe may have been involved in a ‘terrifying attack’ on a woman in a park in east London

The woman, in her 20s, was sat on a bench at approximately 11:30am on Friday September 10 in Ingrebourne Valley in Hornchurch Country Park.

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: ‘It was reported that she was sitting on a bench when he came up from behind and placed a metal chain around her neck.

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‘The victim was able to free herself and ran out of the park.

‘The suspect is described as being a black man, who was dressed in dark clothing and wearing smart pointed shoes.

The woman, in her 20s, was sat on a bench at approximately 11:30am on Friday September 10 in Ingrebourne Valley in Hornchurch Country Park (pictured)

The woman, in her 20s, was sat on a bench at approximately 11:30am on Friday September 10 in Ingrebourne Valley in Hornchurch Country Park (pictured)

‘It is thought he had slicked-back black hair, with a silver streak.’

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PC Andy Tyler, from the local policing team in Havering, said: ‘This was a terrifying attack on a lone woman and I know it will cause concern among the wider community.

‘We have increased patrols in the area since the incident and I can assure you that we are doing all we can to track down the man responsible.’

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