A 13-year-old girl has been raped.

The young teenager was walking along Tooting Bec Common towards Tooting Stadium at about 7pm on Thursday, November 12, when she was attacked.

Wandsworth police said a 6ft tall, white man, aged about 20, approached the girl and blocked her path.

Wandsworth Times:

He forced into the woods at West Drive and raped her.

Detective Inspector Keith Ward, of the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command said: "This was a horrific attack on a vulnerable young girl who was forced by this man into a secluded area and raped. 

“The victim was able to provide a very good description of her attacker and we are keen to catch him before he has the opportunity to strike again.”

"Additional patrols will be taking place in the area where the incident occurred this is to provide reassurance and ongoing support is being provided to the victim by specially-trained officers.”

"We would ask people in the area to remain vigilant and to take sensible precautions.

“Be aware of your surroundings, especially who is around you. Always dial 999 if you feel in danger.”

Wandsworth Times:

After the rape it is believed the man went down Furzedown Road towards Church Lane.

The attacker is described having a slim build with dark eyes. He was clean shaven and wore a tracksuit top and bottoms with three white stripes down the sides, black trainers and a black woolly hat with black gloves.



Anyone with information which could assist the investigation; or who can identify the man is asked to contact the Sexual Offences Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 0208 721 4106, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.