Police are appealing for witnesses after the young girl was raped in Goodmayes Park whilst out jogging.
On Monday 1st February, at around 14:30 hours, the girl was out jogging in the park. She started her run near to the basketball courts and as she ran around the park, she was grabbed by the attacker, forced into some bushes and assaulted.
Police said the suspect was white, aged approximately 17-20 years of age, around 6ft tall with straight blonde hair and a slight moustache.
He was described as wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a long black jacket.
Officers have increased visible patrols in the area and their investigation is still ongoing. There have been no arrests.
The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.
Detective Constable Gemma Morris from the East Area Command Unit, said:
“Goodmayes Park would have been busy at the time of the afternoon and I am appealing to anyone that was in the park and saw the male described to please come forward and provide us with information. No matter how small or insignificant you think your information might be, it could really help our investigation.”
Officers have asked for anyone who may have information to come forward to speak to them or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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