Detectives are investigating after a woman was sexually assaulted in Mitcham over the weekend.

Police were called at approximately 3.35am on Saturday, October 5 to Montrose Gardens following reports that a woman had been raped in a nearby alleyway.

Officers attended, and the woman, aged in her 50s, was taken by the London Ambulance Service to a south London hospital for treatment.

A spokeswoman for the Met said: "She is being supported by specially trained officers.

"Extensive enquiries are underway.

"There have been no arrests and enquiries continue."

Anyone with information is asked to call police from the Safeguarding team at the South West Command Unit via 101 quoting reference Cad 1319/5OCTOct.