Shortlands rape: Woman raped by two men close to south-east London train station

Fiona Simpson
Crime scene: Police are investigating a rape in Station Road, Shortlands: Google maps

Two men have raped a young woman in the early hours of the morning close to a south-east London train station.

The victim, aged in her early 20s, was reportedly attacked by two unknown men on Saturday.

Detectives have launched an investigation following the incident which happened around 2am in Station Road, Shortlands.

Passers-by reported police and forensic officers combing the area close to the station.

One Twitter user described “police everywhere” and said the road had been “taped off”.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The woman is being supported by specialist officers.

“There have been no arrests and enquiries continue.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse team at Lewisham via 101.

To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.