Police reissue CCTV image of a man after the rape of a 15 year old girl in South London.

The victim's mother is calling on the public for help.

The attack happened on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 at around 15:30hrs.

Th teenager was getting off a bus on Streatham high road.

As she turned into Guildersfield Road she was approached by a man who engaged her in conversation.

They turned into Buckleigh Road where the man led the girl to an alleyway and then assaulted her.

After the attack he walked back towards Streatham High Road.

The teenager's mother is asking anyone who can identify the man to call the police.

“Can you help catch this man? This has affected my vulnerable daughter and our whole family. We are incredibly upset and cannot understand how someone would take advantage of a young girl with learning difficulties."

Victim's mother

“My daughter is no longer able to go out and travel on her own; this man saw the vulnerability in my child," she added.

Detective Constable Larissa Nightingale, from the Central South Safeguarding Team, said “although it has been eight months since this attack, we remain determined to find the man responsible."

"It is clear that a young girl has been left traumatised by this assault which happened as she made her way home after school.Someone must recognise him. I would ask them to think of this family and the lasting impact. Please come forward and speak with us.”

Detective constable Larissa Nightingale, Central South Safeguarding Team
CCTV image of a man police wish to identify in connection to a rape in South London Credit: Met Police

Anyone who recognises the man shown in the picture or who has information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.