Police quash email claims of rapist on loose in Wormwood Scrubs Park

Message warns women to walk in pairs

An email warning women that a rapist has struck twice in one day in a park has been branded untrue by police.

According to the circulated message females should walk in pairs after two women were attacked in Wormwood Scrubs Park last night (Tuesday).

But according to Hammersmith and Fulham Police, they have received no reports of any sex attacks in the area overnight.

Detective Chief Inspector Will Young Police said: “I can fully understand that anyone receiving this email would be concerned about its contents and I am keen to reassure them that it is false information.

“I would actively encourage you to pass this reassurance onto anyone who you know may have received the email or have forwarded it on in good faith.

“Whilst there is no credence to this information I do take this opportunity to remind the public to take general safety precautions when they are out and beware of their surroundings when going about their daily lives.”

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Detectives are investigating three incidents where a man was behaving suspiciously in a sexual nature towards women in the park in July, August and September.

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8246 2747 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.