Warning after attempted sex attack

A polce appeal follows an attempted knifepoint sex attack in Forest Gate.

A 44-year-old woman was approached at a bus stop in Dames Road.

A man on the opposite side of the road exposed himself before walking towards her and producing a knife.

The woman fled and noticed the suspect running towards Anna Neagle Close.

He is described as white or Asian and about 5ft 8ins. He was wearing a blue tracksuit and knee-length jacket, a blue cap and a multi-coloured scarf.

If you have any information about the incident at 6am on Sunday, May 8 you are urged to contact Newham Violent Crime Unit on (020) 7275 5853.