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18 February 2014

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Incident Date


Incident Location

Sir Joseph Hood Memorial playing fields


Merton Police has issued an e-fit of a man who threatened a 42 year-old pregnant mum as she parked her car at the Sir Joseph Hood Memorial playing fields on Tuesday, 17th December 2013, at about 10.15am.

The victim was parking her vehicle and had been about to drop her two year-old son off at the play centre when a male got into her front passenger seat.

He pulled out a knife pointing it in the direction of her child who was in the rear baby seat, causing the mother to jump out of the vehicle.

The suspect then ordered the victim to get back in, however as she looked around for someone to help her he jumped out of the vehicle before running off.

He was seen to get into a small blue hatchback, possibly a Peugeot or Vauxhall before driving out of the car park into Marina Avenue.

The victim has described the suspect as an Asian male, aged late 20's to early 30's. He was wearing black clothing and had a chubby face.

Det Sgt Grant Donnachie from Wimbledon police station said: "Whilst obviously shocked, both the mother and child were fortunately unharmed. The motives of the male are as yet unknown, and we whilst have not had any similar or previous reports made to us, this is an especially concerning matter as it involved the threat of violence involving a knife, with a child present.

We urgently need to trace this man and need the help of the public.

Were you at the venue on the day and time shown? Did you see anything that day that caused you any concern? If so, please contact us on the numbers below."

If you can assist please contact Wimbledon police station via the non emergency 101 number or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 11 quoting reference number - urn 140458.