Two men sought by police after man raped on Clapham Common

Detectives are appealing for information after a man in his 30s was raped in a wooded area of the Common on Wednesday 30 June.


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Police are seeking two men after a man was raped on Clapham Common, south London.

The victim, in his 30s, was attacked at around midnight on Wednesday 30 June in a wooded area at the western edge of the Common, opposite The Avenue (A205).

The Metropolitan Police have issued an urgent appeal for information after the rape was reported last week.

Police said it was dark during the attack and that no information about the men was available, but have urged anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Ross Burrell said in a statement: “We are determined to identify the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime and seek justice for the victim.

“A significant period of time has passed since the attack occurred but we still think there will be people out there with information that could help.

“We want to hear from anyone who was out on the Common that night and saw or heard anything suspicious. We want to hear from anyone who has seen two men in the area, either before or after this incident, acting suspiciously or doing anything which has raised concerns.

“It does not matter why you were in the area. You can be assured that officers will make no judgements and will treat any information you provide sensitively. Your information, no matter how small, could be vital. Please make that call.”

Police say they are treating the attack as an "isolated incident" but are keeping an "open mind" as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information should call 101, providing the crime reference Cad 7542/17Aug.

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, by calling 0800 555 111.