Police Investigate Sexual Assault

Appeal to locate taxi driver to assist investigation

Police investigating the sexual assault of a woman in Prince of Wales Drive, Wandsworth are trying to trace a taxi driver who may have information that could assist them.

The victim, a 28-year-old woman, reported being assaulted after travelling in a taxi (black cab) with a man from Mews of Mayfair, New Bond Street to Battersea Park, SW11 on Saturday, 19 July between 01:00 and 03:45hrs.

Police would like to locate the taxi driver as he may be able to assist police with the ongoing investigation.

The woman was wearing a blue and white patterned dress with a belt and the man with her was wearing a suit.

Detectives from the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are investigating.

Detective Constable Ben Hawkins, said:
"We are very keen to hear from the taxi driver who picked up a white man and woman from Mews of Mayfair, New Bond Street in the early hours on Saturday, 19 July and dropped them off near Battersea Park, SW11."

The driver, or anyone with any information, that could assist the investigation is asked to contact DC Hawkins who is leading the investigation on 020 8649 0424 or 07789 935492.

A 31-year-old man from Kensington and Chelsea has been arrested in connection with the investigation. He has been bailed to return on a date in September pending further enquiries.

July 24, 2014

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