Manhunt after two women raped in ‘linked’ attacks in east London

A manhunt has been launched after two women were raped in “linked” attacks in east London.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they are trying to trace in connection with the sexual assaults in Newham and Waltham Forest.

Officers were called to a street in the Plaistow South area of Newham, east London, at 2:40am on July 1 to assist a 35-year-old woman.

She had been walking home when she was approached by a man who then raped her and stole some of her belongings.

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