Police appeal for witnesses after five men attempt to rape woman in Southwark park

Attackers sexually assaulted victim before she ‘managed to fight them off’

Kate Ng
Tuesday 10 November 2020 21:57
Metropolitan Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked by five men, who attempted to rape her, in Burgess Park, Southwark, on 13 June 2020
Metropolitan Police are appealing for information after a woman was attacked by five men, who attempted to rape her, in Burgess Park, Southwark, on 13 June 2020

A woman was attacked by five men who attempted to rape her as she walked through a park in south London, police have said.

Metropolitan Police are appealing to the public for information after the woman was ambushed by the men and sexually assaulted in Southwark.

The attack took place in Burgess Park on Albany Road between 02:00 and 03:00 on Saturday 13 June.

“A prolonged struggle ensued and the woman managed to fight them off,” said a spokesperson for the force.

One of the suspects was described by police as wearing white trainers, light denim jeans and a red hooded jacket, and had plaited hair.

A second attacker is said to have been aged in his 30s.

“Officers from the Central South BCU are investigating and have carried out extensive enquiries,” added the spokesperson.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have dash cam footage from nearby roads during the relevant timeframe, is urged to contact police on 101, quoting the reference Cad 1380/13Jun20.