Appeal after teenager sexually assaulted in Manor Park

Police have released a picture of a ‘spiritual healer’ wanted in connection with an alleged sex attack on a woman in Manor Park.

The assault is reported to have taken place at around 8pm on March 30 last year, when an 18-year-old and her mother went to a property in High Street North.

The alleged victim had been suffering from headaches and thought visiting a man who claimed to be a healer would help.

Detectives believe the suspect is Viswanathan Shadtray (pictured) who is aged between 37 and 40. He is of Asian appearance with thick curly black hair, a moustache and beard.

The suspect began to say prayers and it was while the mother was absent, that a first sex assault is said to have taken place.

Police said a second assault then took place when the mother again left the room.

The incident was reported to police on April 2 2011.

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Detective Constable David Poole of Sapphire said: “I am appealing for anyone who has any information on Viswanathan Shadtray’s whereabouts to come forward and I am also appealing for any other victims to contact police.”

Anyone with information should contact (020) 8217 9862 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.