Woman Attacked on Canal Towpath in White City

Police want to trace male cyclist who came to aid of the victim

Entrance to towpath on Scrubs Lane (Google Street View)

A woman was sexually assaulted on a canal towpath in the White City area this Monday (8 May).

The attack happened at 6.45am on the path opposite Hythe Road near Car Giant.

The woman, aged in her thirties, was walking along in the direction of Paddington when she was set upon by a man.

Detective Constable Emma Cliffin of Hammersmith and Fulham CID investigates and said, "I am appealing for anyone who was using the towpath on Monday morning and witnessed this incident to contact police. I am particularly keen to trace a male cyclist who intervened in this attack."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hammersmith and Fulham CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

May 10, 2017