Pepys Park rape: Police appeal for witnesses as girl raped by three teenagers

Police are appealing for witnesses following the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl in a Lewisham park.

The alleged rape took place in Pepys Park at 4:30 PM on March 22, 2021. 

Three boys were involved in the incident which led to the victim being lured away from a bench, pinned down and raped in another section of the park, according to the police.  

Boy (1) first approached the victim while she was sitting on a bench. Boy (2) and (3) then also approached her before allegedly stealing her phone and ran off. 

The victim and boy (1) then followed boys (2) and (3) to another section of the park where all three boys are alleged to have pinned her down and raped her. 

Police have revealed character profiles of the three boys:

“Boy [1] is described as black, aged approximately 16/17, with no facial hair. He was wearing a blue beanie, a black ‘Kings Will Dream’ coat with fur around the hood and black and grey trainers. He also has silver caps on two of his teeth.”

“Boy [2] is described as a lighter-skinned black boy, age approximately 16/17, with two earrings, one stud in each ear lobe. He had a high-top hairstyle with slight stubble. He was wearing a black Zavetti, knee-length coat with a yellow and red brand mark on the sleeve.”

“Boy [3] is described as a lighter skinned black boy, age approximately 16/17, wearing a durag. He had a black coat and black tracksuit bottoms on.”

No arrests have been made and the case is still ongoing. 

Detective Constable Daniel Weeks, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are doing our utmost to provide the victim with support from specially trained officers following this horrific incident.

“I am asking members of the public who were in the park that day to think carefully about whether you saw the males described. Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? What were they doing and where did they go? No matter how small or insignificant you think your information might be, it could be hugely significant for our investigation.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to get in contact with police via 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD: 7933/01APR21

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

A full report of the incident can be found here.

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