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Renewed appeal following rape in south London

News   •   May 29, 2020 06:01 BST

[Do you recognise this person?]

Detectives are renewing appeals for information following a rape in south London, as the victim’s mother calls on the public for help.

The attack happened on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at around 15:30hrs after the 15-year-old victim, who was in her school uniform, got off a bus on Streatham High Road.

As she turned into Guildersfield Road she was approached by a man who engaged her in conversation. They turned into Buckleigh Road where the man led the girl to an alleyway and then assaulted her.

After the attack he walked back down Guildersfield Road towards Streatham High Road.

The girl’s mother, said: “Can you help catch this man? This has affected my vulnerable daughter and our whole family. We are incredibly upset and cannot understand how someone would take advantage of a young girl with learning difficulties.

“My daughter is no longer able to go out and travel on her own; this man saw the vulnerability in my child.

“I would ask anyone that has any information to call police immediately. Please help us to identify this man so that he can be spoken to by the police. Thank you.”

Detectives have also today reissued CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in the hope that someone will recognise him and come forward.

Detective Constable Larissa Nightingale, from the Central South Safeguarding Team, said: “Although it has been eight months since this attack, we remain determined to find the man responsible. It is clear that a young girl has been left traumatised by this assault which happened as she made her way home after school.

“Someone must recognise him. I would ask them to think of this family and the lasting impact. Please come forward and speak with us.”

Anyone who recognises the man shown in the pictures or who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 and quote CAD 5718/11Sept19 or tweet @MetCC.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.