19/03/2015

Appeal Issued After Two Boys Forced To Carry Out Sexual Assault

Police are appealing for information after two boys were forced off a London bus and made to commit a robbery and a sexual assault.

It is understood the man approached two young teenage boys travelling on a route 133 London bus and threatened them with a knife. The man is said to have forced the boys off the bus and into a park at Newington Butts.

In the park it is claimed that under threat of being stabbed by the man, the two boys were made to fight each other and then steal from a nearby shop.

The boys where then lead to a block of flats in Walworth and one of them was forced to commit a sexual assault.

Police said the incident began at about 19:55 on 11 February.

Det Con Amy Beautridge said: "This was a most unusual crime and distressing crime, during which the two young victims were terrified by threats made by the suspect.

"He used their fear to control them and force them to effectively do as he said.

"Despite their young age, the victims have been incredibly brave in coming forward and providing information to the police and I would praise them for this."

(MH/CD)

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