Girl, 14, raped in ‘horrendous’ broad daylight attack in London park

A 14-year-old girl was raped in a “horrendous attack” in broad daylight in a London park, police have said.

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The teenager was in a secluded part of Avery Hill Park, off Avery Hill Road in Greenwich, when she was attacked between 9am and 1pm on 4 September.

Scotland Yard released images of the man they would like to speak to in connection with the rape.

DC Mark Azariah, of the force’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: “This was a horrendous attack on a vulnerable girl in the middle of the day.

“If you were in and around the area and saw anyone matching the description of the suspect or saw anything suspicious, I would urge you to get in touch.

“Likewise, if you have information about the man wanted for questioning as a result of the images released today, my team are waiting for your call.”

The suspect was described as a black male of slim build, with short black hair and a moustache. He was believed to be in his twenties.

“He was wearing sand-coloured combat trousers, dark shoes which might have been blue, and a grey drawstring bag,” a police spokesperson said. “He was also wearing sunglasses with black, round lenses.”

Police said the victim was being supported by specialist officers and that no arrests had been made.

Any witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 07789 926065 or email mark.azariahmet.pnn.police.uk.

The Press Association contributed to this report