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Man detectives want to trace who was last person seen alongside teenager before she was raped

Detectives hunting a sex fiend who raped a teenager have issued images of a man they want to trace.

Police say the victim, in her late teens, was approached as she got off a night bus.

Detectives hunting the individual who struck in Bromley, south east London, last month have released CCTV images of the suspect they are trying to trace.

The victim told officers she had been dragged into bushes and raped by a stranger in the early hours of Friday 20 March.

Police are on the hunt for this pictured man, who was last seen with a teenager before she was dragged into bushes and raped by a stranger last month in South East London

Police are on the hunt for this pictured man, who was last seen with a teenager before she was dragged into bushes and raped by a stranger last month in South East London

Paramedics treated the teen and she was taken to hospital with a head injury and two black eyes. She is now being supported by specially trained officers.

Officers searched the area near Turpington Lane, Bromley, but there was no trace of the suspect. Detectives have now released an image of a man who was on the N199 bus with the victim.

Both got off at the Southborough Library stop on Southborough Lane and he was the last person to be seen alongside the victim that night in the area.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Police were called at 00:39hrs on Friday, 20 March to reports of a man restraining and assaulting a woman in Turpington Lane, Bromley.

‘Officers quickly attended and found the woman, aged in her late teens.

‘The victim told officers she had been dragged into the bushes by an unknown man and raped.

Officers searched the area near Turpington Lane, Bromley, but there was no trace of the suspect. Detectives have now released an image of a man who was on the N199 bus with the victim.

Officers searched the area near Turpington Lane, Bromley, but there was no trace of the suspect. Detectives have now released an image of a man who was on the N199 bus with the victim.

‘The London Ambulance Service attended and took the victim to a south London hospital. She received a head injury and two black eyes in the attack.

‘Officers, including the Met’s Dog Unit, with assistance from the National Police Air Service searched the area but there was no trace of the suspect.

‘The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

‘Detectives have released an image of a man who was on the N199 bus with the victim. Both alighted at the Southborough Library stop on Southborough Lane.

‘He is the last person to be seen alongside the victim that night in the vicinity of the attack.’

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call police.

 

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