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Kingston police thank public for Chessington rape investigation support
4:00pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
Kingston's borough commander has thanked the community for its 'exceptional support' during a Chessington rape investigation.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police's sexual offences exploitation and child abuse command, in Sutton, are investigating the rape of a woman in her 70s in Chessington.
Police were called to an address in Chessington at 6.35am on Wednesday to find the woman.
She is in a hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Superintendent Glenn Tunstall, Kingston's borough commander, said: "This is an extremely serious and vile incident which, thankfully, is a rare occurrence on London's safest borough.
"The local community can be reassured that the MPS is putting the full weight of its resources in to bringing to justice the person responsible, and we are grateful for the exceptional support received from the general public so far during this enquiry."
A man, in his 20s was arrested on Wednesday evening. Police were due to ask magistrates today for more time to question him.
Anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.