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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Appeal to find missing jacket of Balham rape victim




A picture of a jacket similar to the one taken from an 81 year-old woman who was raped in Balham has been released by Police.

They are urging anyone who found the distinctive red Marks and Spencer's jacket to come forward.

She was attacked after getting off a bus in Balham High Road last Friday night.

A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He is currently remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 10 March.

Detective Inspector Melissa Laremore, from SOECA, said:

"The victim's distinctive red Marks and Spencer's jacket went missing after the attack. My investigators are working to trace it in and around the local area as it is of important evidential value. If you have any knowledge of its whereabouts, please get in touch."

"My team are keen to trace a male witness seen on Rinaldo Road in Balham on the evening of the incident. He was wearing a jacket with a distinctive American flag design on the back. A CCTV image of this man has now been released. I would urge him to come forward and contact police.

“In addition to this, we are keen to trace a male witness seen on Rinaldo Road in Balham on the evening of the incident. He was wearing a jacket with a distinctive American flag design on the back. A CCTV image of this man has now been released. I would urge him to come forward and contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 020 8649 3105 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

+ A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with with two counts of rape and one count of kidnap/falsely imprisoning a person with intent to commit a sexual offence. He is currently remanded in custody to appear at Kingston Crown Court on Friday, 10 March.
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