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Police are hunting a sex predator who attacked a young woman in Stratford in the early morning.

The 25-year-old victim was walking close to a gym on Penny Brookes Street when the man approached her from behind and sexually assaulted her.

The attack happened close to Westfield Stratford City shopping centre between 6.10am and 6.30am on Friday, February 26.

Newham detectives launched an investigation and have now released CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the assault.

Do you recognise this man?

The suspect is described as a man of medium build, wearing a dark jacket with a light fur trimmed hood. He was seen wearing a rucksack and dark tracksuit bottoms with writing down the leg tops.

Police are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the man shown on CCTV or who witnessed the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 020 8217 5414 or via 101 quoting reference number 210408, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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