Detectives investigating the violent rape of a teenager in Bromley have released an image of a suspect who was the last person seen "alongside" her.

Police were called at 12.39am on Friday, March 20, to reports of a man restraining and assaulting a woman on Turpington Lane.

Officers quickly attended and found the woman, aged in her late teens, who told officers she had been dragged into the bushes by an unknown man and raped.

The London Ambulance Service rushed the victim to a south London hospital. She suffered a head injury and two black eyes in the attack.

Officers, including the Met’s Dog Unit, with assistance from the National Police Air Service searched the area but there was no trace of the suspect.

The victim is being supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives have released an image of a man who was on the N199 bus with the victim.

Both alighted at the Southborough Library stop on Southborough Lane.

Police say he "is the last person to be seen alongside the victim that night in the vicinity of the attack."

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 181/20MAR.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at