A knifeman who twice pounced on the same schoolgirl – first demanding her phone then repeatedly hitting her two weeks later – is being hunted by police.
Officers in Wandsworth, south-west London have released this e-fit of the suspect.
The 15 year-old girl was walking along a footpath between Windmill Road and Trinity Road just after 4pm on November 13, last year
The suspect jumped out of bushes in front of her and threatened her with a knife, demanding her mobile phone.
Fortunately he was disturbed by a member of the public walking along the path and fled back into the bushes and escaped.
On Monday, December 1 at approximately 5pm the same girl was walking along Spencer Park after school to a bus stop.
She was suddenly grabbed from behind by the same man who held his gloved hand over her mouth.
The girl bit the man's finger, causing him to release his grip.
He then pushed her to the ground and hit her across the face several times, banging her head across the ground.
Her clothing was cut from where a knife was used.
She was taken to a central London hospital and later discharged.
The man is described as a 16-19 years old black man who was wearing a black rain jacket, black hooded top and blue denim jeans.
He wore a silver chain around his waist, smelt of cigarettes and spoke with a London accent.
Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference: 0323441/14.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.