Appeal after sexual harassment and theft in a City of London hotel
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Detectives from the City of London Police are appealing for anyone who has information or recognises this man, following a report of sexual harassment and theft in the City of London.
Between 02:30 hours on Sunday 3 September 2021, and 03:30 hours on Sunday 3 September 2021, at the Dorset Hotel, EC3N 1AH, a woman was sexually harassed and had personal items stolen from her hotel room by a man who deceived hotel staff into giving him a key, after claiming to be the victim’s partner.
Detectives are keen to speak to anybody who recognises the man in the CCTV footage, or who may know anything about the incident which could assist the investigation.
The victim is being supported by specially trained officers as the investigation continues.
A/Detective Inspector Hannah Sydney, from the City of London Police’s, Public Protection Unit said:
“This was an awful incident which we are thoroughly investigating and are supporting the victim at this difficult time.
“I want to reassure City residents and those who come into the City to work and socialise, that a full and thorough investigation is underway.
“We are now asking the public for their help - if anyone was in the area or in the hotel and saw this man please get in touch. Any information you provide could be significant to our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the City of London Police using the form on the public portal or by calling 020 7601 2222 and quoting 21513648. Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.