Man raped in Clapham Common as police hunt for two men

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Clapham Common
A man in his 30s was raped in Clapham Common. (Reuters)

Police are looking for two men in connection with the rape of a man in Clapham Common.

A man in his early 30s was raped in a wooded area at the western edge of the Common, which is opposite The Avenue, at around midnight on 30 June.

It is believed two men were present at the time of the assault which was reported to police this week.

No other information about the men is available.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Police tape at the cordon across a crime scene
Police are searching for two men in connection with the rape. (Getty)

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Detective Sergeant Ross Burrell said: “We are determined to identify the person or persons responsible for this horrific crime and seek justice for the victim.

“A significant period of time has passed since the attack occurred but we still think there will be people out there with information that could help.

“We want to hear from anyone who was out on the Common that night and saw or heard anything suspicious. We want to hear from anyone who has seen two men in the area, either before or after this incident, acting suspiciously or doing anything which has raised concerns.

“It does not matter why you were in the area. You can be assured that officers will make no judgements and will treat any information you provide sensitively. 

"Your information, no matter how small, could be vital. Please make that call.”

The Met is treating the attack as an isolated incident at this stage, but said, they will maintain an open mind as their investigation progresses.

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