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Image released in Kennington rape investigation

News   •   Sep 11, 2020 13:12 BST

[Image of man police want to trace]

Detectives investigating a rape in Kennington Gardens, Lambeth continue to appeal for information to try and locate the man responsible.

A reconstruction of the attack was featured on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow today, Friday, 11 September.

A CCTV image has been released by detectives investigating the attack which happened between 02:00hrs and 02:20hrs on Sunday, 29 December 2019 in the area of Kennington Park Road.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking in the street when she was approached by an unknown man who attacked her.

The victim, who also suffered a blow to the head, was taken to a London hospital as a precaution and later discharged. She is being supported by specialist officers.

Detective Inspector Ian Kenward of the Central South Safeguarding Command Unit, said: “Enquiries are ongoing and we are keen to speak to the man in the footage. We are urging anyone who may have been in the area or who recognises him to contact police.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 783/29DEC19.

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at