Police Appeal After 13-Year-Old Raped In Kingston

Kingston Barge Walk

Police are appealing for members of the public to help find a man who raped a 13-year-old girl in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The attacked happened on Sunday, 17th May around 10:45pm. The young girl was taken to a grassy area near Barge Walk where she was then assaulted.

The 13-year-old had met the man the previous day in Camden and agreed to meet him the following day in Kingston-upon-Thames. The young girl did not require hospital treatment after the attack, but she has been referred to a sexual assault centre.

Police are now hunting for the suspect, who is described as an Asian man in his early-20s who was wearing blue jeans and a dark coloured leather jacket. Police also want to speak to a young couple that the victim remembers passing on Barge Walk after the attack. The woman, who asked if the girl was ok, is described as in her mid-20s with fair skin, a blonde bob and wearing a denim jacket.

DC Pete Condron of the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command, said: "I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious or has information to contact us immediately.

"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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