Girl, 13, raped after meeting man in Kingston-upon-Thames


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Grass near Barge Walk
The girl was attacked on a grassy area near Barge Walk in Kingston-upon-Thames
A 13-year-old girl was raped near the River Thames after agreeing to meet a man in south-west London.
The teenager was attacked at about 22:45 BST on 17 May near Barge Walk in Kingston-upon-Thames.
She had met the suspect, an Asian man in his 20s, the previous day in Camden and agreed to meet him again on the Sunday when she was attacked.
The Met said it was keen to trace a young couple who asked about the girl's welfare shortly after the incident.
Detectives said the couple were in their 20s and the girl remembered passing them as they walked in the direction of Hampton Court. The woman was about 25-years-old with fair skin, a blonde bob and a denim jacket.
Det Ch Insp Pete Condron said the couple "may hold vital information about what happened".
The suspect was described as wearing blue jeans and a dark coloured leather jacket at the time of the attack.

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