Two men rape 12-year-old girl in Walthamstow. Appeal for witnesses

Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information following the rape of a 12-year-old girl in E17.

On Saturday 27th July 2013, between about 00:15hrs and 00:30hrs, the victim was taken to the garage area at the end of Hibbert Road, near the junction with Theydon Street E17, by three men she had just met.

There she was pinned down and raped by two of the men. The victim managed to call a friend who came to the scene and they left together. The suspects then left the area.

The men are described as aged between 17 and 19.

The first said he was 17 and was mixed race but dark-skinned. He had a diamond stud to his left ear and a London accent. He had big brown eyes, short hair, was very skinny and wore a black puffa-style jacket with a hood, black chinos, black trainers (possibly FILA) and a grey/black t-shirt. He said his name was Mo.

The second was black and very tall with big lips. His hair was partly shaven and he wore black trousers and a red and blue shirt.

The third male (who did not rape her) was black and had a moustache. He wore a blueish coloured hoodie and a red and blue cap. He said his name was Miles.

Detective Inspector Simon Ellershaw, leading the investigation, said: “This was a very nasty attack on a vulnerable girl just 12 years old by a group of older males who engaged her in conversation before leading her to a secluded area. She was pinned down and two of the males then brutally raped her.

“I would appeal for anyone with information or any witnesses to please contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command on 0208 217 7408 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.