Detectives investigating the alleged sexual assault of a schoolboy in Willesden Green have released images of a man they wish to identify and speak to about the incident.

On Wednesday, 11 January at about 15:50hrs the 12-year-old victim was approached by a man whilst in Park Avenue, NW2.

The man persuaded the boy to go to an address in nearby Griffin Close, NW10, with him and it was there that the man assaulted the victim.

The man has been described as Southeast Asian in appearance, aged in his mid 20s, around 5ft4ins tall with a slim build. He was wearing a grey coloured beanie type hat, a light green coloured long sleeved top, grey coloured trousers and he was pushing a bicycle.

Detective Inspector Christine Edgar, who is leading the investigation by the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said:

“We are appealing for anyone who recognises, or thinks they recognise, the man in the images we’ve released, to contact us.

“We are also continuing to appeal for witnesses, or anyone in or around the areas of Park Avenue and Griffin Close, that saw the man with a boy, to also contact us.”

Anyone that can assist police is urged to contact detectives on 020 8733 5009 or via the police non-emergency number 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit