Witness appeal after woman ‘dragged into secluded area’ and raped in Brixton

policePolice are appealing for information and witnesses after a woman was raped in Brixton.

A 27-year-old woman contacted emergency services in the early hours of Sunday August 2 saying she had been attacked on Tudor Close, Brixton Hill.

She told officers a man she didn’t know approached her just before 2.30am near a bench on the road and dragged her by the arm into a secluded area where he raped her.

The suspect is described as black and in his mid-20s.

The London Ambulance Service were called to the scene and she was taken to a Haven Sexual Assault Referral Centre.

Detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are now investigating.

So far, no arrests have been made.

Detective Inspector Michael Murfin said: “This is very serious incident and naturally the victim is very distraught.

“Specialist officers are currently providing assistance to her and are seeking any witnesses or information that might assist in their investigation.”

Any witnesses to the assault, or anyone with information, is asked to call police on 020 8721 4106 or via the police non-emergency line on 101.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


  1. This is absolutely awful. I walk on this stretch daily on my way to and from work. I hate to say but I have always noticed, and it seems to be general knowledge that that stretch by Rush Common and the grass past Upper Tulse Hill seems to be an area that prostitutes hang about, sometimes with their pimps. It is really dangerous, as if that is known to be a common area where guys who are so inclined can pick up girls, and there is a lone girl up there she is extremely vulnerable. This makes me feel really sad. I hope there are some cameras up there, or if not that some will be installed.

  2. Black guy in his early 20’s seen mostly riding a push bike is often around streatham and Tooting Common the past couple of weeks. He has attempted to flash my daughters friends, been leering at lone females of all ages and keeps asking my 16 year old if anyone is home. Very scary. Has been reported…

  3. It is about time the coucil took measures abouth that segment of Rush common, as it has been a haven for rapists for too long.

    As far back as 2003 I witnessed an assault on a young woman (luckily stopped by a group of passers-by whilst the police, as usual, arrived only after the whole episode was over).

    the gardens outside Tudor close and surrounding areas in fact all that section of Rush common nearing the end of Brixton Hill is not safe with trees and greenery providing an ideal backdrop for this

    how many incidents before the council does something about it

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