Police seek ‘known’ suspect for rape of 13-year-old girl

PUBLISHED: 07:59 27 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:51 27 May 2015


A 13-year old girl was raped by a man after meeting him the day before in Camden.

A 13-year old girl was raped by a man after meeting him the day before in Camden.

The teen was attacked on Sunday May 17 at around 10.45pm on a grass area near Barge Walk, Kingston-upon-Thames.

Detectives are currently seeking a particular suspect, who cannot be named for operational reasons at this time.

They remain keen to trace a young couple whom the victim remembers passing on Barge Walk after the attack. The couple were walking in the opposite direction, towards Hampton Court.

The woman, who checked if the girl was okay, was around 25 years old with fair skin, a blonde bob and was wearing a denim jacket.

Det Con Pete Condron of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: “Our investigation is moving forward and we are currently seeking the whereabouts of an individual whose identity is known to us.

“As we progress this investigation I would like to reassure local residents that there is no cause for alarm.

“Local officers from Richmond-Upon-Thames borough continue to conduct reassurance patrols in the area and anyone who is concerned and needs to speak with an officer is invited to contact their Neighbourhood Policing Team by dialling 101.

“In particular, I would appeal to the couple who approached the victim to call us. They may hold vital information about what happened.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the police incident room on 020 8721 4251 or via 101. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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