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Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim

London SE1 website team

Police have issued an image of a man they would like to trace after he came to the aid of a woman who was raped near London Bridge at approximately 3.30am on 1 November 2018.

Woman raped near London Bridge; police seek man who helped victim
Police would like to speak to this man who came to the victim's aid

Officers are appealing for the man to come forward and speak to them in order to help with their investigation.

The woman, who was visiting London on holiday, was walking back to her accommodation on Borough High Street, when she was approached from behind by another man who threatened her before raping her.

The suspect ran away after stealing cash, a key and the woman's jacket.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his late 20s to early 30s, approximately 6ft tall, of average build, with brown eyes and short dark hair. He spoke with an 'English accent'.

After the attack, the woman was taken back to the hostel by a male passer-by – who is seen in the image – who interrupted the attack.

Officers would like to speak to this man.

If you heard or saw anything, or if you have information, contact DC Slee on via 101 quoting reference 637/2Nov18.

If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact them via crimestoppers-uk.org

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