“Significant progress” has been made in locating the suspected rapist after a woman was raped in broad daylight in Sutcliffe Park.

The victim, a woman in her 40s, was walking through the park on Wednesday, April 19, at around 2:15pm when she was attacked.

She was threatened at knifepoint and raped at the Kidbrooke park.

Detectives on the case have completed their forensic examination and are continuing their enquiries, but say “significant progress” has already been made.

The suspect is described as a black man, aged in his early 20s. He was wearing dark clothing and carrying a JD Sports drawstring-style bag.

The victim's handbag - described as white with long handles/straps - was also stolen.

Detective Superintendent Lee Hill of Greenwich police said: "Although the investigation is at an early stage, significant progress has already been made.

"I am grateful to those people who have contacted police to share any information they have. I know that members of the local community have come together and are working with police to support our investigation.

"I would urge anyone who may have any information that will assist the investigation to call police and help officers arrest the man responsible for this despicable crime."

The victim was taken to hospital but has since been discharged and is receiving help from specialist officers.

Police officers will be patrolling in and around Sutcliffe Park today, and officers will remain in the area over the coming days to continue their enquiry, provide reassurance and speak with potential witnesses.

Any witnesses or anyone with information about the attack is urged to contact police in Greenwich via 101, or by tweeting @MetCC.

To give information anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit the crimestoppers-uk.org website.