POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a rape in Lewisham this morning.

A 19-year-old woman called officers after being raped some time between 4.15am and 4.30am close to the Hong Kong City restaurant in New Cross Road.

The woman was on her way home and was walking towards the bus stop opposite the Toys R' Us store in the Old Kent Road.

Having noticed two men at the bus stop, she chose to walk to another stop but was followed by one of the men.

He dragged her to a wall about 10 feet away from the main pavement where she was raped.

The suspect also stole her Nokia N97 mini mobile telephone.

The suspect is described as having tanned skin, with light coloured eyes and possibly a moustache.

He was around 5ft 8ins tall, of skinny build, and was wearing a black woolly hat with Crystal Palace and the number 88 written on it.

He was also wearing a black leather jacket, dark trousers - possibly jeans - with a belt, black trainers and black leather gloves.

Officers from the Sapphire Unit at Lewisham are investigating.

Anyone with information should call 020 8284 8380 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.