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Appeal following rape in Dagenham

News   •   Oct 05, 2020 13:52 BST

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following an allegation of rape in Dagenham.

On Sunday, 4 October at approximately 02:00hrs a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault in the area of Barnmead Road, Dagenham, RM9.

She is currently being supported by specially trained officers.

Police are conducting urgent enquiries to locate the male suspect involved. He is described as white, of slim build, approximately 5ft 8 inches tall and aged in his mid-20s. He was wearing blue jeans, white trainers and a cream round necked jumper, and spoke with an English accent.

If you saw a male of this description or remember any other suspicious activity in the local area at the time please contact police urgently on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD863/4Oct.

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests; enquiries into the circumstances continue.