|E-Fit Of Suspect|
Police hunting a man who grabbed an 11 year-old schoolgirl from behind have released this e-fit and CCTV image of the suspect.
The girl was followed after getting off a bus and only escaped the assailant's grip after biting his hand during a struggle.
She was walking through the Bannister House Estate, Hackney at around 8.30am on September 27, last year when she realised the suspect was following her.
He grabbed her and the schoolgirl struggled furiously, only escaping to raise the alarm when inflicting the bite.
The suspect is described as a dark-skinned black man, aged about 40 years-old and around 6 foot-tall with a stocky build.
He had a spiky beard which was greying and is believed to have had a scratch on his left cheek.
At the time of the attack he was wearing a navy blue beanie hat, a zipped-up hooded top, black trousers and a long jacket to his knees.
He had three sovereign style rings on his right hand, a sovereign on the little finger of his left hand and a normal ring on another finger.
|Caught On CCTV?|
New CCTV images show a man believed to be the suspect walking away from the scene about 20 minutes after the attack.
The man is seen exiting the Banister House Estate onto Homerton Grove and heading east towards Wardle Street / Brooksby's Walk, Homerton.
Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from Hackney CID said: "We returned to the scene to trace any potential witnesses who may have been able to help with the investigation.
"We are still appealing for help and information. Did you witness the incident last Tuesday morning or see a girl fleeing the scene?
"Do you recognise the suspect from the detailed description given, the e-fit produced or the CCTV images?
“Whilst enquiries are ongoing, it is vital that we continue to gather information and I would ask anyone who believes they know the identity of the attacker to contact my investigation team.
“If you are the individual captured on the CCTV then please come forward.
"We are continuing with extra high visibility patrols in the area to reassure the public."
Anyone who can help is asked to contact the investigation team at Hackney CID via 101.
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.