The 26-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of rape after the schoolgirl was dragged off the street and forced into sexual acts before being rescued by appalled passers-by
- Kadian Nelson, 26, was arrested by officers after police appealed
- The incident is said to have taken place this morning in Mitcham, south London
- Just after 7 a.m., Metropolitan Police officers were called
- Published image of the person they are looking for in connection with allegations
The police arrested a 26-year-old man after one alleged rape attack on a young girl in the southwest London.
Kadian Nelson, 26, believed to live in the Mitcham area, was arrested by officers after police appealed to him to track him down.
Just after 7:00 a.m., city police officers were called and the teenage girl was assisted by specialist officers.
A Section 60 Order was approved today for the entire Merton and Wandsworth Boroughs, giving officers additional stop and search powers on "fear of severe violence".
Nelson is now in police custody.
Kadian Nelson (left and right), 26, was arrested by police after an alleged rape attack on a young girl in south-west London
Det Supt Owain Richards said today: “Police conducted an extensive investigation today to locate Kadian Nelson following an allegation of rape in the North Place area shortly after 7:00 am on Tuesday, November 3rd. A young girl is supported by specialist officers.
I appeal directly to Kadian to go to the nearest police station immediately or to call the police and inform us of his whereabouts. This is for both his safety and the public.
“I realize that this is a shocking and worrying incident and that the emotions are very high on the spot. We are of course aware that videos and pictures are spread on social media and that groups of people participate in different addresses.
“I urge these people to go home. Do not try to take control of the law or you may do something you regret and you may face police action yourself.
“You have to allow us to do our job. It is imperative that we follow the correct processes in investigating this incident as any disruption could potentially affect the further process.
The footage showed the alleged attacker confronting the young girl as she walks down the street in Merton
During the footage, the filmmaker asks, "Do you know him?" and the girl who is in tears replies: "No, I don't know him … I'm really scared …"
The sister was on the way to school and saw the man with his hand over the young girl's mouth
The filmmaker's sister shared the clip at 7:05 a.m. this morning and said her sister saw a man kidnap a young girl on her way to school
After the alleged attack, the man runs away, leaving the trembling and crying girl on the street
"A section 60 order has been approved for the entire Merton and Wandsworth borough, giving the police additional stopping and searching powers over fears of severe violence."
After the attack, footage posted on social media showed the attacker holding the schoolgirl and dragging her along the residential street.
During the clip, the young girl is walking down the street when the man runs behind her and pulls her from behind.
Then he holds his arm tightly around her shoulders and pulls her out of sight down the street.
Any witness or person who has information that could assist the police is asked to call 101 ref CAD V184 / 20.
Alternatively, you can tweet @MetCC or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555
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