Man rescues woman being sexually assaulted in Sutton shop doorway

Sutton police are keen for the man who intervened to come forward

Sutton police are keen for the man who intervened to come forward

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

Police are keen to find a man who rescued a young woman who was being sexually assaulted by a mini-cab driver.

The 24-year-old woman was getting a cab home with a friend, when she asked to get out at the Rosehill Roundabout in Sutton.

After walking the woman and her friend to the entrance to their flat, the driver grabbed his victim's breasts and started trying to kiss her.

The attacker ran off when a man walking past spotted the assault and intervened.

The woman was shaken-up by the incident and has since been to see her GP.

Sutton police have described the attacker as being an Asian man in his 50’s with short dark hair. 

It is not yet known if he was driving a licensed or unlicensed cab.

Police investigating the assault are keen to speak to the man who came to the woman’s rescue.

He is described as having short hair and being in his 30’s.

If it is you, or you think you know him, contact Detective Constable David Owen at Sutton Police station on 101.

If you have any information you can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Has anyone ever come to rescue while you the victim of a crime? Have you ever saved somebody else? Call the news desk on 020 8722 6358 or email tom.gillespie@london.newsquest.co.uk

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3:33pm Tue 2 Sep 14

al the taxi says...

if the mini-cab driver is licensed, he should be easy to find,as has to be pre booked or taken from a licensed mini-cab shop.
if the mini-cab driver is licensed, he should be easy to find,as has to be pre booked or taken from a licensed mini-cab shop. al the taxi
  • Score: 23

5:01pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Sutton53 says...

What day did this happen on?
What day did this happen on? Sutton53
  • Score: 10

2:48pm Tue 9 Sep 14

Sir Drinkalot says...

An Asian man in his 50’s with "SHORT DARK HAIR",.....narrows the field a little bit doesn't it?
An Asian man in his 50’s with "SHORT DARK HAIR",.....narrows the field a little bit doesn't it? Sir Drinkalot
  • Score: 27

9:59am Mon 29 Sep 14

SteveC1964 says...

Of course you have to pre-book a licensed mini-cab so this driver shoudl be easy enough to find. Unless of course he's not licensed. Wouldn't surprise me at all if he already had a criminal record in his home country.
Of course you have to pre-book a licensed mini-cab so this driver shoudl be easy enough to find. Unless of course he's not licensed. Wouldn't surprise me at all if he already had a criminal record in his home country. SteveC1964
  • Score: 9

12:08am Tue 30 Sep 14

G_Whiz says...

SteveC1964 wrote:
Of course you have to pre-book a licensed mini-cab so this driver shoudl be easy enough to find. Unless of course he's not licensed. Wouldn't surprise me at all if he already had a criminal record in his home country.
Or Rotherham!

Let's just hope the Police don't ignore this one?

It's time the Police, Courts and Government started to make an effort in protecting our women. Sex crimes are up 30% for gawds sake.

dam-mit we are even inviting Latvian murderers in!!!!!!!! And not one statement from the government about that either! Sometimes i wonder who's side they are on!
[quote][p][bold]SteveC1964[/bold] wrote: Of course you have to pre-book a licensed mini-cab so this driver shoudl be easy enough to find. Unless of course he's not licensed. Wouldn't surprise me at all if he already had a criminal record in his home country.[/p][/quote]Or Rotherham! Let's just hope the Police don't ignore this one? It's time the Police, Courts and Government started to make an effort in protecting our women. Sex crimes are up 30% for gawds sake. dam-mit we are even inviting Latvian murderers in!!!!!!!! And not one statement from the government about that either! Sometimes i wonder who's side they are on! G_Whiz
  • Score: 15

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