Two teenage boys forced to fight, steal, and perform sex act in 'distressing' attack in Brixton

Police have appealed for witnesses for 'unusual' and 'distressing' crime

Two teenage boys were forced to fight and perform sexual acts on one another by a man during a “distressing” incident in south London.

The two young teenagers were approached by an unidentified man after sitting on the top deck of a London bus departing from Brixton at around 7.55pm on 11 February.

After intimating to the pair he possessed a knife, the man forced both from the vehicle near Elephant and Castle and led them to a park in Newington Butts, where he forced them to fight each other and steal from a nearby shop.

The teenagers were taken to a stairwell of a block of flats in Walworth where the man forced one of the boys to perform a sex act on the other.

The unidentified suspect then walked away from the flats, but it is not clear where he was heading.

London Metropolitan Police are appealing for information surrounding this “most unusual crime and distressing crime,” releasing a CCTV still of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the attack.

"This was a most unusual crime and distressing crime, during which the two young victims were terrified by threats made by the suspect, who intimated he was in possession of a knife,” trainee Detective Constable Amy Beautridge said.

She continued: “He used their fear to control them and force them to effectively do as he said.”

Det Con Beautridge praised the “incredibly brave” victims for coming forward but appealed to the public for more information.

She reassured the public that anyone contacting the police would be “treated with the utmost sensitivity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8721 4621, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.