Reported rape in broad daylight in East Ham park

DETECTIVES are still gathering information after a woman claimed she was raped at lunchtime in an East Ham park on Tuesday (September 28).

The 21-year-old victim is believed to have been attacked in Central Park’s toilet block at around 12.30pm.

Forensic officers have been combing the green space off High Street South for clues to find the alleged attacker.

Officers from the Met’s Sapphire Team are also attempting to come up with a description of anyone involved ahead of a planned appeal.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that no arrests have yet been made and that area of the park would remain closed as the investigation continued.

She said: “Incidents of this nature are rare but understandably can cause great concern to the local community.

“We would like to reassure the community that the Metropolitan Police takes all allegations of rape and sexual assault extremely seriously.”

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Anyone with information is urged to contact the Sapphire team on (020) 8217 9862 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.