Greenwich Police hunt rapist over street attack

By Rob Virtue on July 29, 2014 10:52 AM |

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A 19-year-old woman was assaulted and raped in a street attack in Plumstead earlier this month.

It happened at about 4.30am on Sunday, July 13, near Glyndon Estate, when the teenager was making her way home after a night out.

The man approached her and tried to talk to her before pushing her into a bin refuse area between flats on Ann Street and Villas Road, where the rape was carried out.

DC Alexandra Johnson, the investigating officer from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "The young woman concerned in this incident was left very distressed by this experience and I am keen to identify the suspect as soon as possible.

"A number of lines of enquiry, including forensic and CCTV have been progressed and I would also like to appeal to anyone who may have seen or heard anything to contact the police.

"The area where the victim was attacked is a residential area and it is possible that someone may have seen the suspect running off towards Raglan Road."

The suspect is described as Asian, medium build and between 20 and 30 years old.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to call detectives on 020 8721 4653 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

It was the second similar attack in the space of two days in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

In the early hours of July 15 at nearby Charlton, a 21-year-old was attacked in the street by three men.

Two held her down while a third raped her.

All three are described as Asian.