Police release image of man they wish to speak to over Westminster rape

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a rape in Westminster.

On August 2 last year at around 3am, a woman, aged in her 40s, was walking in Piccadilly Circus when she was approached by an unknown man.

The man took her to a nearby alleyway where he raped her.

Detective constable Sue McKenzie said: “A dedicated team have been leading the investigation into this despicable offence and the next stage is to appeal to the public to help identify the man in the image, as we believe he could assist with our enquiries.

“Specialist officers continue to support the victim through what has been an extremely traumatic time.

“I urge anyone who recognises this man, or if you are the man in the CCTV image, to contact us immediately.”

So far there have been no arrests.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or via Twitter at @MetCC, quoting reference Cad 6777/02Aug19.

To give information anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online here.

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