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Police appeal after teen raped in Hackney park

PUBLISHED: 11:15 22 October 2016 | UPDATED: 11:16 22 October 2016

Residents have expressed their concerns for the pilot police scheme which would see the borough's force merge with Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge.

Residents have expressed their concerns for the pilot police scheme which would see the borough's force merge with Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge.

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenage girl was allegedly raped in a Hackney park.

The victim was walking towards a bus stop in Lea Bridge Road, Lower Clapton on Thursday afternoon when she was approached by two men.

They forced her into an area in Mill Fields Park, where one of the men raped her while the other stood watching, according to Scotland Yard.

Both men then fled the scene following the attack. The incident took place between 2pm to 4pm.

The first suspect is described as a black man of Somali appearance, approximately 5ft 6inches tall of skinny build and aged about 20.

He had his eyebrow pierced with a silver stud and was wearing a black t-shirt and grey jogging bottoms.

The second suspect is described as a light-skinned black man of medium build, also about 20, with cropped black hair, shaved on the sides.

He was wearing jogging bottoms and black and white patterned trainers.

The victim is being supported by specialist officers.

Anyone with information should call DC Sarah Hunter from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 020 8733 5999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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