Police last night at 8.02pm arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of a rape in Robinson Road, Colliers Wood, following a call from a member of the public.
He is now in police custody.
The victim and her family have been informed. They continue to be supported by specially trained officers.
Officers from the South West Command Unit were conducting extensive enquiries to locate the man after an allegation of rape claim was received from North Place, Mitcham, shortly after 7am on Tuesday, 3 November.
A Section 60 Order was authorised for the entirety of the Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth, granting police additional stop and search powers, as a result of fears of serious violence, and remains in place.
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