Woman ‘raped by unkempt stranger’ in South London park: Police launch urgent investigation after ‘horrific ordeal’
- The woman said the “horrific order” took place at a South London Bromley Park
- Police said the woman is being cared for by officers from the Haven rape center
Police have launched an investigation after a woman said she was raped by an ‘unkempt’ stranger in a south London park.
The woman said the “horrific order” took place at Warren Avenue Playing Fields, Bromley, at around 8.15pm on Friday night.
Police said the woman is being cared for by specialist officers at Haven’s rape center.
The suspect approached the woman, who did not recognize him, but he made comments suggesting she must know him. She was sexually assaulted and raped before the man took off on foot,” said DCI Stuart Hart of the Met’s South Area BCU.
The woman said the ‘horrific warrant’ took place at Warren Avenue Playing Fields, Bromley, at around 8.15pm on Friday night (file image from police tape)
“The victim has undergone a horrific ordeal and she will have our full support. Tackling violence against women and girls is definitely a top priority for the Met, and I can assure her that dedicated officers are doing everything they can to identify the man responsible for this attack.
The suspect is described as a black male with short hair, possibly between 35 and 40 years old, about 5ft 7in tall and of slim build. He had what was described as “an unkempt, dry and tousled black beard, patchy on one side.” He was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt.
“If you know the identity of this man, or have information about anyone in the area matching that description, please don’t hesitate to call the police.”
Anyone with information that could aid the police investigation is asked to call 101, ref 4458/20may, or contact Crimestoppers.