Police have issued CCTV footage of a man suspected of committing a sexual assault on a woman in Bethnal Green .

The assault occurred between 2pm and 2.20pm on Monday, June 27 in Weavers Fields Park on Kelsey Street.

A 39-year-old woman was waiting for the bus on Bethnal Green Road, opposite Subway, where she was approached by a man asking for a lighter.

He later came up to her again, grabbed her and dragged her into the children’s area of the park before sexually assaulting her.

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The footage captures the suspect talking and laughing in a nearby betting shop and officers are keen to identify him.

He is described as a short, stocky black man, with short black hair and wearing a dark blue top with Marshall written in white across the front.

He was also wearing dark jeans, white trainers and was carrying a black Adidas rucksack.

Anyone who may recognise the man or has any information should contact police on 020 8733 5999 or via 101.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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