Man arrested after reports of a sexual assault in Walworth

Katherine Johnston (06 August, 2019) Crime

Victim is said to have been attacked by a stranger

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after a reported attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Police said they were called to Cotham Street, near Walworth Road, at 12.26am on Tuesday, August 6, after reports of a sexual assault.

They found a woman in her 20s who told them she was attacked by a stranger who had the fled the scene.

Officers tracked down a suspect who in the vicinity and arrested him on suspicion of sexual assault.

He is now being questioned in a south London police station.

The woman, who did not require hospital treatment, continues to be supported by specialist officers during the investigation.

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