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Woman raped by stranger in Twickenham park in broad daylight

Marble Hill Park in Twickenham  (Google Maps)
Marble Hill Park in Twickenham (Google Maps)

A woman has been raped by a stranger in broad daylight in a south-west London park.

The woman, in her mid-40s, reported the attack around 8am on Monday, in Marble Hill Park, just off Richmond Road in Twickenham.

A 28-year-old man was arrested by the Met Police on suspicion of rape later that same day, at an address in Lambeth. He was charged on Wednesday.

Scotland Yard said there were other people in the park at the time the attack who are yet to come forward, and appealed for anyone who was in the area to get in touch.

Detective Inspector Simon Sherlock from the South West Command Unit said: “Protecting woman and girls is an absolute priority for the Met and the woman who was attacked is being fully supported by specialist officers

“We are conducting a thorough investigation, but we are also asking for the public’s help. We know there were people in the park at the time of the assault, but even if you did not witness the incident, you could still have vital information.

“I am asking anyone who was in and around Marble Hill Park at about 8am on Monday, August 21 to come forward.

“You can always call Crimestoppers if you do not want to give your name, but however you decide, please do make contact and tell us what you know.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 2537/21AUG. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.