Police issue eFit image after attempted rape in Dukes Meadows

Image above: eFit image of the man police would like to trace; photograph Metropolitan Police

Police wish to question man in connection with attempted rape on Promenade Drive

Police investigating an attempted rape in Chiswick have issued an eFit image of a man they would like to speak to.

The attack took place in the late evening on Saturday 13 May near Anstice Close (W4 2RJ), a cul-de-sac close to the river by Dukes Meadows.

At around 11.50pm a woman was returning home from Barnes after attending a party. She crossed Barnes Bridge and walked through the housing estate. When she reached Promenade Drive she was approached by the man who asked her why she was walking alone.

He then attacked her, pushing her to the ground. The woman, who was wearing a white dress, immediately began screaming and kicking her assailant as he pulled off her underwear.

As the assault was in progress, a man who was out looking for his dog approached, walking in the direction of Promenade Drive using the torchlight on his phone to search. When the attacker saw the torchlight, he ran away in the direction of Barnes Bridge.

The police are asking anyone who thinks they may recognise the person in the eFit or witnessed anything on the evening of the attack to call 101 and quote the crime reference 0510851/23.

If you wish to remain anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit: Crimestoppers-uk.org.