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Appeal for information after attempted rape of woman in Eltham

News   •   Dec 11, 2020 07:08 GMT

Detectives are appealing for information after a man attempted to rape a woman in Eltham.

Police were called at 18:15hrs on Sunday, 29 November a residential address in Ladysmith Road, SE9.

A woman in her 60s reported being followed into a property by a man who pushed her to the ground and attempted to rape her.

She began shouting which caused the suspect to run away.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers. She wasn’t injured.

The suspect is described as being dressed in black and wearing a black face mask or covering.

Acting Detective Sergeant Dupe Mfon, from the South East Basic Command Unit, said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the victim who has been extremely brave by working with officers to help us track down the man responsible.

“Officers have been carrying out a number of enquiries and we would urge anyone who may have seen a man acting suspiciously in the area at the time of the attack to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC, quoting reference 5475/29Nov. Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.