THE parents of an Ickenham primary schoolboy sexually assaulted at night in his own home have spoken out for the first time.

The development comes as detectives release new moving footage showing a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

Police were called around 12.20am on Saturday, November 23, to a home in The Greenway following a report that a man had gained entry before sexually assaulting the boy in his bedroom.

The man fled when the child told him he would phone the police.

This moving footage released by the Met, shows the suspect leaving Ruislip Gardens station at around 11.30pm.

Another camera captures him around 20 minutes later passing a parade of shops in Ickenham Road near the junction with The Greenway.

His parents today joined officers in urging anyone with information to come forward as they spoke in public for the first time about the traumatic impact of the incident on their whole family.

His mother said: "For the first time in our lives, our family are frightened. We are frightened going to and from our house, we are frightened in our home, a home we have built, loved and felt safe in for 15 years.

“No-one should, in this day and age,, face such fear when at home which should be a place of sanctuary.

"Since the incident, our son has been unable to sleep in his own room. It’s impacted on his schooling and his activities. He is quiet but trying to be so, so brave.

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“What he endured is something no child of his age should. The memory of what happened may fade with support but will never leave him completely.

"The thought of him closing his eyes and picturing the man wanting to harm him breaks our heart.

“We have tried to carry on as normal, but that fear is still in the back of all our minds and it won’t go until this man is caught.

“For the sake of our family putting this to rest and for the safety of others, please help us in apprehending him."

There was no evidence of forced entry to their home, and it is believed the suspect got in through an insecure door.

The victim's younger sibling was also in the property at the time, but no-one else was disturbed.

Det Sgt David Baldwin said: “We hope the brave decision taken by his parents to speak out - in tandem with the new moving images - may help progress inquiries. We know the man was in the Greenford area prior to the offence taking place.”

The suspect is described as white, of slim build with short hair and stubble. He was wearing a pair of blue jeans, a T-shirt and a dark-coloured coat.

Anyone who recognises the man in the images, or who was in the area at the time is asked to call police on 101 or via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 145/23NOV. Or you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.