CCTV footage released in hunt for man after woman raped in Westminster


Detectives have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after a woman was raped in Westminster.

Police were called to Royal Street, outside St Thomas’ Hospital, shortly before 1.30am on November 12, 2019 to a report of a rape.

A woman in her forties was physically assaulted before being raped by a man on Royal Street, near the junction with Lambeth Palace Road.

The woman is being supported by specialist officers, the Metropolitan Police said.

Detective Sergeant Paul Barham said: “This is clearly a horrific incident and we are doing all we can to support the woman and find who is responsible.

“The man in the CCTV is wearing distinctive clothing so I appeal to anyone who recognises these items of clothing or believes they know who the man is to contact us straight away.”

The appeal featured on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow on Wednesday.

No arrests have been made, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference CAD 379/12NOV. You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.