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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

Detectives investigating a rape in Hackney have released an image of a man they wish to speak to.

The incident is reported to have happened between 23:00hrs and 23:30hrs on Friday, 25 September after the victim was approached by an unknown man in the vicinity of Victoria Park Road. 

The man has engaged the victim, a woman in her twenties, in conversation and walked some way with the woman before the attack took place near to Well Street.

The woman is being supported by specially trained officers. 

Detective Constable Russell Popplewell, from the Met’s Safeguarding Team, said: “I would ask everyone to have a good look at this image and see if they recognise this man. This is of course an incredibly serious incident and we are carrying out an intensive investigation to identify the man responsible. 

“I would ask anyone who witnessed anything suspicious on the night of September 25 to get in touch with us. Any detail – no matter how small – could assist with our investigation.”

If you recognise the man in the image or if you have any information that could help the investigation please call police on 101 quoting cad 2496/28SEP20.

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