Detectives appeal for information following alleged rape in Parkland Walk N4
05 September 2012
Parkland Walk N4, Haringey
Detective from the Met's Sapphire Command are appealing for witnesses following an allegation of rape that occurred at about 00:30 hours in the early hours of Sunday 2 September 2012 in Parkland Walk, N4, on the pathway which runs between Upper Tollington Park and Stapleton Hall Road.
Police were called shortly after the incident and officers attended the scene, where they found a 29-year-old woman. She was treated at Whittington Hospital and was discharged shortly after. She is receiving ongoing specialist support from police.
The suspect is known to have been in the area of Victoria Road and Upper Tollington Park shortly before the attack took place. He is described as male, about 5' 5" tall, of Mediterranean appearance and wearing dark clothing. He was drinking from a can of Stella Artois lager and smoking a cigarette whilst at this location. Investigating officers believe that the cigarette was a 'Kent' Brand and completely white in appearance.
Detective Inspector Simon Dobinson of Sapphire said: "I would appeal to anyone who recognises the description of the suspect to contact us. The combination of the suspect drinking Stella lager in this area and our belief that he was smoking an uncommon brand of cigarette, 'Kent', which are completely white in appearance may assist in someone identifying this person. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and we will be able to eliminate any innocent names put forward very quickly."
Stranger rapes of this kind are extremely rare in London but we remind people to be aware of their personal safety and their surroundings, particularly if they are alone.
Police patrols will continue to take place in this area.
No arrests have been made at this stage, enquiries continue.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Faye Bateman of the Met Sapphire Command on 020 8345 4326.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.