A sex fiend who has molested nine women in just five weeks is being hunted.
Detectives warned women walking home alone after work to be on their guard after the victims were attacked in the Docklands area of east London – all in the early evening.
Extra police patrols are taking place in the area.
The suspect is described as black, six feet tall and of heavy build, and he has been seen riding a bicycle.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for information after nine women were sexually assaulted in the E14 area – particularly around Blackwall Way – over a five-week period.
“The attacks, which involved sexual touching, took place between Thursday September 6th and Thursday October 11th between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.40pm.
“The suspect is described as a black male, around 6ft tall and of heavy build. He has been seen riding a bicycle.
“He approaches lone women and touches them over their clothing.
“An investigation is underway to identify the suspect and officers are keen to speak with any victims who have not yet come forward.”
He added: “Extra patrols have been put in place and local neighbourhood officers are working with colleagues in CID to help identify the suspect.
“Officers would urge anyone, especially those who are walking alone, to remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings.”