UPDATE: Two arrested after teenage girl was raped in Bromley Park
PUBLISHED: 11:19 22 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:23 22 July 2016
Detectives are appealing for information
Two men have been released on bail after a teenager was raped in Church House Gardens earlier this month.
On Sunday, July 3, police were told that a 15-year-old girl had been raped by a group of men in the park, near a gazebo.
Police spoke to the informant and the teenage girl.
Two men, aged 21 and 22, were arrested near the park on suspicion of rape.
Both have been bailed to return to police stations in September.
Detectives have already spoken to a number of witnesses and are trawling through CCTV footage from the surrounding area.
A spokesperson for the police said: “It is thought that the victim was raped by two men, after up to four other men had left the park. It is not known if all the men in the park were known to each other.
“At this stage of the investigation the two suspects are described as black men. One was described as having ‘gold teeth’ and the other had a tattoo on his hand.”
Det const Andy Walker is the investigating officer from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command.
He said: “The investigation is moving at a fast pace and I would like to thank everyone who has come forward and spoken to the police so far, we continue to urge anyone with information, or anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to come forward.
“This offence took place n a public place whilst there was still daylight, and I am confident that someone may have seen or heard something which could assist the investigation.”
“Understandably, the victim has been left highly distressed by this incident and specially trained officers are still in the process of fully gleaning all of the information and detail from her.
Chief superintendent Christopher Hafford, Bromley Borough Commander said: “Thankfully incidents like this are very rare, and in Bromley in particular, which continues to be one of the safest boroughs in London and we continue to work with our partners to ensure it remains that way.
“My officers were first on the scene following the report to police and we continue to work alongside our colleagues from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command to support the investigation to bring to justice the persons who committed this offence.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information can contact the investigation team via 101. To give information anonymously Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.