Detectives appeal for information following rape

Detectives from the Metropolitan Police are appealing for information following a rape.

Police were called at around 3:35am on Saturday, 5 October to Montrose Gardens, Mitcham following reports that a woman had been raped by a man in a nearby alleyway.

Officers attended, and the woman, aged in her 50s, was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital for treatment.

She is being supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives from the Met’s South West Command Unit are investigating and have released an image of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

This image is taken from the 264 bus minutes before the assault is believed to have taken place.

The unknown suspect was reported to have got off a bus at Stop H Upper Green East before crossing the road towards the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to call police from the Safeguarding team at the South West Command Unit via 07920 757574 quoting reference Cad 1319/5OCTOct. 

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