Man, 26, charged with rape and kidnap of teenage girl in south-west London

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
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Kadian Nelson has been charged with rape and kidnap over an alleged attack in the North Place area of Mitcham. (PA)
Kadian Nelson has been charged with rape and kidnap over an alleged attack in the North Place area of Mitcham. (PA)

A 26-year-old man has been charged with rape and kidnap over an alleged attack on a teenage girl in south-west London.

Kadian Nelson was arrested on Tuesday night after police urged him to hand himself in for his own safety.

It came after a teenage girl was allegedly raped in the North Place area of Mitcham, near Colliers Wood, shortly after 7am on Tuesday.

Officers had initially released an image of Nelson, who is from the Mitcham area, following the alleged attack.

After angry groups gathered at addresses in the area, police urged local residents not to take the law into their own hands.

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Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhain McDonagh tweeted a statement, saying: “I’m pleased to report that a man has this morning been charged following the truly awful attack that occurred in Mitcham on Tuesday.

The sign in North Place in Mitcham, near Colliers Wood. A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after police appealed for a suspect to hand himself in. The Metropolitan Police earlier named Kadian Nelson, 26, as a suspect in the rape of a young girl in Mitcham, south-west London, and urged him to come forward for his own safety. (Photo by Aaron Chown/PA Images via Getty Images)
The sign in North Place in Mitcham, near Colliers Wood, where the alleged rape is said to have taken place. (PA/Getty)

“All our thoughts remain with the victim. My heart goes out to her.”

Nelson, from the Mitcham area, is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

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Kadian Nelson is due to appear at Croydon Magistrates' Court. (Geograph)

A teenage girl and her family continue to be supported by specialist officers, a Met spokesman said.

Any witnesses or those who have information that could assist police are asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 1063/03Nov.

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