Brixton Hill rape: Woman 'attacked by stranger' in south London

Police want witnesses to come forward

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Police have launched a public appeal for information after a woman was reportedly dragged into a secluded area and raped by a stranger in south London.

A 27-year-old woman called police officers at 2:30am on Sunday 2 August, to report that she had been attacked in the Brixton Hill area.

She told officers that a man she did not know approached her by a bench on Tudor Close, before he dragged her by the arm to a secluded area and raped her.

The London Ambulance service also attended the scene, and the woman was taken to a Haven Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

She described her attacker as black and aged in his mid-20s.

Detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are currently investigating the assault. No arrests have yet been made.

Detective Inspector Michael Murfin, said: “This is very serious incident and naturally the victim is very distraught.

"Specialist officers are currently providing assistance to her and are seeking any witnesses or information that might assist in their investigation.”

Any witnesses to the assault, or anyone with information, is asked to call police on 020 8721 4106 or via the police non-emergency line on 101. Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.