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Hunt For Teenagers After Schoolgirl, 15, Is 'Gang Raped In London Park'

Hunt For Teenagers After Schoolgirl, 15, Is 'Gang Raped In London Park'

The horrific attack took place in Lewisham, south east London.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Police are on the hunt for a group of teenagers after a 15-year-old girl was reportedly gang raped in a London park.

Detectives are now searching for three youths who they believe are aged 16 or 17 years old, after they brutally attacked the girl in Lewisham, south-east London.

Officers say the young victim got off a bus at around 4.30pm on Monday 22nd March and walked towards Pepys Park.

She sat on a bench near the football cages where she was approached by a boy, followed by two others who stole her phone and ran off.

The attack happened at Pepys Park (
Google Maps)

The victim is then said to have walked with the first boy behind the other two boys, before they entered another part of the park.

The three boys are then said to have pinned her down and raped her.

The first teenager is described as black, with no facial hair, wearing a blue beanie, a black 'Kings Will Dream' coat with fur around the hood and black and grey trainers. He also has silver caps on two of his teeth.

Police are hunting for three teenagers (
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The other two are described as lighter skinned black teenagers, who were both wearing black coats. One had two earrings, one stud in each ear lobe, with a high-top hairstyle and slight stubble. The other wore a durag and black tracksuit bottoms.

There have been no arrests and enquires are ongoing.

Detective Constable Daniel Weeks, who is leading the investigation, said: "We are doing our utmost to provide the victim with support from specially trained officers following this horrific incident.

"I am asking members of the public who were in the park that day to think carefully about whether you saw the males described.

The girl was attacked by the three boys in this park (
Google Maps)

"Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? What were they doing and where did they go?

"No matter how small or insignificant you think your information might be, it could be hugely significant for our investigation."

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to get in contact with police via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD: 7933/01APR21.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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