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WATCH: Police seek rape suspect after brave woman confronts attack on schoolgirl

The Met Police in London have urged a rape suspect to hand himself in after a video of a woman confronting him while he targets a schoolgirl went viral on social media.

 

The man, named as Kadian Nelson, 26, and pictured in an image released by police, is wanted in connection with an attack on a teenage girl in south-west London.

Police said the schoolgirl was reportedly assaulted shortly after 7 am North Place, Colliers Wood.

A video shared on social media was shot by a young woman who followed the man after he appeared to force a young girl into a side street.

In the video clip, the woman can be heard calling out to the man; “let her go, what are you doing with her?”. She then approaches the man, continuing to challenge him as he walks off, pushing the schoolgirl in front of him.

The woman bravely follows him, persisting in asking the young girl if she is ok. “What are you doing in the corner with her? Are you ok?” she calls out, as the man tries to pretend the girl is a family member, placing his arm around her and pushing her along as he walks.

“I’m following you,” the woman calls out as she catches up with them, giving the young girl the courage to try to turn away.

“Stop stalking us,” the man shouts, before eventually walking away as the schoolgirl is heard breaking down in tears.

“I don’t know him,” the girl is heard to cry: “Thank you, thank you”.

Local Mitcham and Morden MP Siobhán McDonagh said the girl had been on her way to school when she was attacked.

“The extraordinary bravery of a lady who followed and filmed them has almost certainly saved the victim from even further distress,” she said.

The video “has provided the police extremely important evidence for what I sincerely hope will be the swift apprehension and the early arrest of the attacker,” Ms McDonagh added.

The police have urged the suspect to hand himself in and asked people not to take matters into their own hands but to let the police deal with the matter.

 

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