A 16-year-old boy has been charged after a series of sexual assaults and robberies in South Norwood Country Park.

The teenager was arrested on July 1, and has been charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of theft and one count of robbery.

He was charged on July 2 and will appear in custody later this morning at Croydon Youth Court.

Police have been investigating six separate daytime attacks on women at South Norwood Country Park, between May 3 and June 21.

The force said each of the victims, who were aged from their early 30s to mid 60s, were walking or jogging alone, five of them with dogs.

All of the attacks happened on weekdays in broad daylight between 10.50am and 4.30pm, with four women being sexually assaulted and in four cases the attacker either stole or attempted to steal mobile phones from the victims.

The four sexual assaults were at 4.30pm on May 3, 1.15pm on May 14, and at 3.05pm and 3.20pm on June 20, with mobile phones being stolen during the last two attacks.

A mobile phone was stolen at 3pm on June 21 while the attempted theft of a phone took place at