A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a group of boys in a park in broad daylight.
The schoolgirl got off a bus at around 4.30pm on March 22 and walked towards Pepys Park in Deptford, south London. She then sat down on a bench close to some football cages.
A boy thought to be about 16 or 17, approached her and was joined by two others, of a similar age, who are accused of stealing her phone and running away.
The victim is said to have followed the pair with the boy who first approached her.
All three boys pinned her down and raped her in another part of the park, it is alleged.
The first boy is described as black with no facial hair and silver caps on two of his teeth.
He was wearing a blue beanie, a black ‘Kings Will Dream’ coat with fur around the hood and black and grey trainers, a statement from the Metropolitan Police said.
The second male is a lighter skinned black boy with two earrings, one stud in each ear lobe.
He had a high-top hairstyle with slight stubble and was wearing a black Zavetti, knee-length coat with a yellow and red brand mark on the sleeve.
The last teenager is described as a lighter skinned black boy. He wore a durag, a black coat and black tracksuit bottoms.
Officers have launched an investigation. There have been no arrests.
Detective Constable Daniel Weeks, who is leading the probe, said: ‘We are doing our utmost to provide the victim with support from specially trained officers following this horrific incident.
‘I am asking members of the public who were in the park that day to think carefully about whether you saw the males described.
‘Did you see anyone acting suspiciously? What were they doing and where did they go?
‘No matter how small or insignificant you think your information might be, it could be hugely significant for our investigation.’