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​Four men sought following sexual assault in Stockwell

News   •   Jan 22, 2021 06:30 GMT

[Images of the men police wish to speak with]

Detectives have released images of four men they wish to speak to in relation to a serious sexual assault in Stockwell.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, had spent the evening at a bar in Stockwell on Friday, 31 July 2020 before leaving the venue at around 02:00hrs on Saturday, 1 August for a nearby park with four males who had recently befriended her.

The men walked with the woman to Slade Gardens, SW9 where they proceeded to share alcohol while socialising in a group.

Shortly afterwards, at around 02:30hrs, the woman lost consciousness. This is when the sexual assault is believed to have taken place.

She awoke and found that the men had left the park and that her bank cards had been stolen.

The four men were in a group together and are believed to be friends.

Detectives are keen to identify and speak with the four men captured on CCTV from the night of the incident.

Detective Constable Colette Daoud, from the Met’s Central South Safeguarding team, said: “This was an atrocious attack on a lone woman who was targeted late at night and subjected to serious sexual violence.

“We are requesting the public’s help to identify the men pictured. If you recognise any of these men, please come forward and speak to us.

“If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, it is vital you get in touch.”

Anyone with information or who recognises the men captured in the CCTV is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference CAD 4055/01AUG20, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ In August 2020, three men - [A] aged 45, [B] aged 46 and [C] aged 33 were arrested on suspicion of rape. This is in relation to a linked incident against the same victim in the early hours of Saturday, 1 August 2020. They have since been released under investigation.