AN INVESTIGATION has been launched following an allegation of rape in Northumberland Heath.

Police were called to the Bexley Road area shortly after 3am on Sunday.

There have so far been no arrests.

The Sapphire Unit based in Lewisham, which specialises in investigating rape and serious sexual violence, has launched an investigation.

A Met Police spokesman said enquiries are continuing.

An area of London Road, close to the junction with Mill Lane, remained cordoned off this afternoon and forensics were at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.