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Police appeal for witnesses after 15-year-old girl raped in Haringey

News   •   Jan 23, 2018 11:16 GMT

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was raped in Haringey.

On Saturday, 2 December between 21:30hrs and 22:30hrs, a 15-year-old girl was walking along an alleyway on Nelson Road, near the corner of Tottenham Lane, when she was sexually assaulted by an unknown man.

It is believed that the suspect attempted to chase the victim as she ran away after the attack and passers-by shouted at him to stop.

The incident was reported to police on Tuesday, 16 January after the victim spoke to a teacher about the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged between 30 and 50 years old, around 6ft tall, of proportionate build with a red-faced complexion.

He was wearing a beanie hat, a jumper pulled over his chin and mouth, a black Puffa-style jacket, and dark trousers and trainers.

Officers from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are investigating and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the assault.

DC Matthew Cron from the Met’s Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: "This was a horrific attack on a young girl by an unknown suspect. We believe that a number of people saw the suspect as he ran from the scene, and we would urge them or anyone else with information, or who saw anyone suspicious in the Nelson Road area on that day, to come forward."

If you have any information about this incident or the description of the suspect sounds familiar, please call the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command on 02072302260 or 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.