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Witness appeal following rape - London

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Detectives investigating a report of rape at Barking station in London are today appealing for witnesses.

On Saturday 7 March, officers received a report of a rape which is believed to have taken place between 5.10pm and 5.30pm in the men’s toilets.

The victim, a man in his 20’s, is being supported by specially trained officers.

Enquiries are ongoing, and there have been no arrests so far.

Detective Inspector Jeremy Banks said: “I’d like to appeal to anyone who may have been in the men’s toilets around this time, or noticed anything unusual at the station, to get in touch with us as soon as possible.

"You can do so by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 340 of 09/03/20. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Finally, I’d like to remind the public that incidents like this are thankfully very rare, and we will have a number of additional patrols in the area over the coming days to help reassure passengers.”

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