Police release picture of man they want to speak to in connection with Bromley rape

Detectives investigating the rape of a woman who was attacked by a stranger in Bromley have released an image of a man they would like to speak to.

Police were called at around 12.40am on March 20 to reports of a man restraining and assaulting a woman in Turpington Lane.

Officers quickly attended and found the woman, aged in her late teens.

The woman told officers she had been dragged into the bushes by an unknown man and raped.

Police would like to speak to this man

The London Ambulance Service attended and took the victim to a South London hospital. She received a head injury and two black eyes in the attack.

Officers, including the Met’s Dog Unit, with assistance from the National Police Air Service, searched the area, but there was no trace of the suspect.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives have released an image of a man who was on the N199 bus with the victim. Both alighted at the Southborough Library stop in Southborough Lane. He is the last person to be seen alongside the victim that night in the vicinity of the attack.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 181/20MAR. Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online here.



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