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Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police renew appeal

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Detectives are appealing for help to trace a man they wish to speak to in connection with an attempted rape in Newington Causeway near Elephant & Castle.

Attempted rape in Newington Causeway: police renew appeal

Following an earlier appeal in August, police have released a new image of 33-year-old Iulian Tirda, a Romanian national who was last known to be sleeping rough in central London.

At approximately 3am on Monday 20 April, a 28-year-old woman was subjected to an attempted rape by a man she had met earlier that day.

The man is alleged to have pinned her down and taken off her clothes. The victim managed to smash a glass on the man's head before screaming for help.

The suspect fled the scene.

Anyone who has seen Iulian Tirda or has any information as to his whereabouts should not approach him and contact police immediately on 999.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via

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