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

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 (Met Police )
(Met Police )

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old girl was raped in Stratford.

The girl was approached by a man on Montfichet Road between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on September 4.

The man led her away from the footpath before forcing her behind a bench and raping her.

Police would like to speak to these people who may have walked past the assault without realising (Met Police)
Police would like to speak to these people who may have walked past the assault without realising (Met Police)

The incident was caught on CCTV and officers are carrying out a number of urgent enquiries.

As part of the investigation officers are releasing a images of people who may have passed the incident without realising. They could be key to helping piece together the moments before and after the assault.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Montfichet Road at around the time of the attack.

Detective Sergeant Lauren Servants, from the local policing team in Newham, said:“This was a horrific attack and we have specially trained officers providing support to the victim as we work to find and arrest the person responsible.

“If you recognise yourself in the CCTV images, or recognise someone you know, please call us immediately. Identifying these people could assist us in progressing the case.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 2309/05Aug. To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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