Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the alleged rape of a teenage girl at a park in south-east London. Police received an allegation that a 15-year-old girl had been raped by a group of men in Church House Gardens, Bromley, on 3 July.
Officers at the scene arrested two men, aged 21 and 22, near the park on suspicion of rape. They have since both been bailed to return to police stations on dates in September.
Police believe the girl 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. The two suspects are described as black men, one with gold teeth and the other with a tattoo on his hand.
Detective Constable Andy Walker, investigating officer from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command 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 in 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."