Police reappeal after last September's attack in Lucien Road
Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Lucien Road are offering a £20,000 reward for information that leads to the conviction of the attacker.
Shortly after midnight on Wednesday 21 September a woman in her twenties was attacked by a man as she approached her car which was parked in Lucien Road.
The man forced the woman into an address before raping her and fleeing the scene.
The police have previously released CCTV footage (above) and an E-fit (below) of the man they wish to identify and speak to in connection with the incident.
The suspect is described as a man of Asian appearance, between 20-25 years old, approximately 5ft 7inches tall and of a slim build. He had a thin moustache. The suspect was wearing glasses, a red hooded top and light coloured tracksuit bottoms.
Officers from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are investigating and
Detective Inspector Andrew Wadey, from the Command said, "This was a horrific attack on a lone woman and it is paramount that the person responsible for inflicting such trauma on this woman is caught without delay.
“Nearly nine months have passed since this terrifying attack on a young woman, and we remain committed to finding the person responsible. We have obtained significant evidence and investigated many leads. While we have not yet identified a suspect we believe someone has crucial information that could unlock this case."
Despite carrying out extensive enquiries and obtaining a DNA profile of the suspect, no arrests have been made. The £20,000 reward is now available for information leading to the identification, arrest and prosecution of the person responsible.
Anyone who recognises the man, or who has any information that could assist the investigation, is asked to call detectives on 020 8721 4251. To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.orgere
May 31, 2017