A 20-year-old man charged with rape and assault occasioning actual bodily harm after a woman was attacked at the weekend has appeared in court.

Mathan Vadivelalagan of Gorringe Park Avenue, Mitcham, will appear before Kingston Crown Court judges on Thursday, June 26, after an appearance before magistrates yesterday.

He was arrested and charged by police investigating an incident in parkland near Victoria Road, Colliers Wood on Sunday, June 8.

Mr Vadivelalagan was kept in custody until his next appearance.