Surrey police have renewed an appeal for information after two serious sexual assaults on girls which took place in Claygate and Ewell last year.

In a Facebook post, Surrey Police’s Epsom and Ewell Beat wrote: “It’s been one year on since a man sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl while she was walking to her friend’s house in Claygate.

“The same man also attacked another girl in #Ewell in July 2017.

“We are still investigating this serious crime and are appealing for anyone with information on the identity of this man to come forward.”

The assaults took place around one month apart and are believed to have been carried out by the same suspect.

A girl riding a bicycle along the Hogsmill River estate in Ewell on June 10, 2017, at 4.30pm was pushed off her bike and sexually assaulted.

The victim, who was 15 at the time, fought off the man and ran away in the Ewell direction.

Another girl was sexually assaulted by a man in a wooded area in Claygate while walking to her friend’s house.

The victim, who was 10 during the attack, was able to break away from the man and run to a place of safety.

Surrey Police released CCTV footage last year of a man in a bid to identify him.

Surrey Comet:

The man was seen walking along Stevens' Lane into Hill View Road and Berkeley Gardens, Claygate between 5.15pm and 6.00pm on August 17.

His last known direction of travel was along Stevens' Lane heading north towards the junction of Woodstock Lane and Chessington.

The man is also captured on CCTV in different clothing while in the same area. He appears to be wearing a dark long sleeved top and a hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45170090450, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.