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Boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of rape in London common

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was allegedly attacked near Winn’s Common. 

Police said that it was reported that a 35-year-old woman was raped by two males in bushes near to Lakedale Road, SE18.

The suspect was then detained by a man who had been walking his dog.

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called shortly before 11pm on December 21 to Lakedale Road, SE18, to reports of a rape of a woman by two males.

“Officers attended. It was reported that a 35-year-old woman was raped by two males in bushes near to Lakedale Road SE18.

“A member of the public, who was walking his dog, disturbed the suspects and assisted in detaining one of them at the scene.

“The detained male, aged 13, was arrested on suspicion of rape and initially taken to hospital to be treated for an injury to his finger caused by a dog bite, before being taken into custody.

“Enquiries continue.”