Friday, 4 Dec 2020

Police hunt five men who tried to rape woman in park before she fought them off

A woman allegedly attacked by five men as she walked through a London park during the early hours of the morning fought off of her attackers, the Metropolitan Police have said.

Detectives investigating the attempted rape of a woman are appealing to the public for information after a woman was attacked in Burgess Park.

The woman was walking on Albany Road in Southwark between the hours of 02:00am and 03:00am on Saturday June 13 when she said she was attacked by five men.

A prolonged struggle ensued and the woman was allegedly sexually assaulted during the attack before she managed to fight them off.

Police have said one of the alleged suspects is said to have been wearing white trainers, light denim jeans and a red hood jacket.

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The individual is understood to have had plaited hair.

A second suspect is said to have been aged in his 30s.

Police from the Central South BCU are investigating the incident and have carried out extensive enquiries.

The force is now appealing for the public to come forward if they have information about the incident.

Anyone with dashcam footage from the surrounding roads has also been asked to come forward.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Police investigating the attempted rape of a woman in a south London park are appealing to the public for information.

"Between the hours of 02:00hrs and 03:00hrs on Saturday, 13 June, a woman was walking through Burgess Park on Albany Road in Southwark when she was attacked by five men.

"A prolonged struggle ensued and the woman managed to fight them off. She was sexually assaulted during the attack.

"One of the suspects is said to have been wearing white trainers, light denim jeans and a red hooded jacket. His hair was plaited.

"A second suspect is said to have been aged in his 30s.

"Officers from the Central South BCU are investigating and have carried out extensive enquiries.

"Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have dashcam footage from the surrounding roads during the relevant timeframe, is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference Cad 1380/13Jun20.

"Alternatively, tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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