A CCTV appeal to identify a cyclist in connection with an alleged sexual assault has been issued by the Met Police.

The incident reportedly took place at around 5.30am on October 18 last year when the alleged victim was approached by a man on a bike and grabbed inappropriately in High Street, Stratford.

Met Police said when the victim, a woman in her 20s, tried to push him, the man pulled her towards him and grabbed her again.

The woman, the force added, managed to get away before the man cycled off in the direction of Romford Road.

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The victim was not said to be injured but was left extremely distressed because of the incident.

She continues to be supported by specialist officers.

Investigating officer Sam Drury revealed that they have been working on a number of enquiries to the find the man.

Police have released a CCTV footage of the man they would like to speak with and are appealing for help from members of the public to identify him.

Mr Drury said: “Nobody should ever have to experience this type of behaviour when walking along the streets of London.

“We recognise this footage is not completely clear, however we are hoping his distinctive yellow hoodie may help to jog someone’s memory, should they have seen him on that day, or any other.”

Met Police has urged anyone who recognises the man or has any information to call them on 101 quoting CAD 2532/18OCT23.

Information can be sent anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.