Detectives investigating the rape of a woman in Bromley have named a man they urgently want to trace in connection with their enquiries.
William Trotter, 39 is believed to have links with the Bromley, Lewisham and Lambeth areas of London.
Trotter also has strong links with the city of Glasgow.
Trotter is described as 5ft 6ins with a shaved head and green eyes. One of his upper teeth is believed to be missing.
On his right arm he has a tattoo of the figure of a ‘devil gremlin’ with the name ‘Rhys’ written above and ‘Daniel’ written below.
When Trotter was last seen he was wearing a, dark blue jacket, dark trousers, a pink face mask and was holding a blue carrier bag.
The appeal comes after police were called at 00:39hrs on Friday, 20 March to reports of a man restraining and assaulting a woman in Turpington Lane, Bromley.
Officers quickly attended and found a distressed woman, aged in her late teens, in Turpington Lane.
The victim told officers she had been dragged into the bushes by an unknown man and raped.
The London Ambulance Service attended and took the victim to a south London hospital.
She had received a head injury and two black eyes in the attack.
The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Dan O’Sullivan said: “Following a previous appeal we would now urgently like to speak to William Trotter in connection with this investigation. Anyone seeing Trotter should not approach him, but should dial 999 immediately.
“This is an inquiry into the violent rape of a young woman and I would ask anyone with any information to search their conscience and do the right thing by calling police. If you do not want to give your name you can call Crimestoppers, who will not ask for your details, but however you want to do it, call and tell us what you know.”
“In the meantime we are asking women who are walking alone to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious to police – always call 999 in an emergency.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or contact police via Twitter @MetCC. Please quote CAD 181/20MAR.