The Metropolitan Police has released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to after a young boy said he had been sexually assaulted in his own bedroom by an intruder.
Officers were called to the home on The Greenway in Ickenham, Hillingdon, northwest London shortly after midnight on Saturday, after reports that a man had gained entry to a property.
The boy said the man had come into his bedroom and assaulted him, but had fled when he said he would phone the police. There was no sign of forced entry to the property and no arrests have been made.
The boy, whose identity is being protected, is being supported by specially trained officers.
The suspect is described as white, of slim build with short hair and a beard. He was wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt.
Detective Constable Claire Field, from the West Area Command Unit's Safeguarding team, said: "This matter has clearly caused a great deal of anguish to the boy's family.
"Police are very concerned and we are carrying out an extensive and well-resourced investigation.
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