Police release picture of man they want to speak to following rape of woman

Police investigating the rape of a young woman in central London have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

The victim, a woman in her late teens, reported being attacked in Victoria Embankment Gardens in Villiers Street, Westminster, in the early hours of August 16 last year.

A member of the public came across the victim after she had been raped, and helped her before police were contacted.

Have you seen this man?

The investigation is being led by the Met’s Central West safeguarding team, and officers are releasing an image of a man they believe could assist the ongoing investigation.

If you recognise the man in the picture, and you have information, call police on 07584 593 393 quoting CAD1003/16AUG19, or 101. Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

On August 16, 2019, a 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape. He was questioned and subsequently released under investigation.


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