Detectives investigating a rape in Mitcham have made an arrest.

On the evening of Tuesday, October 15, a 35-year-old man attended a south west London police station and was arrested on suspicion of rape; he remains in custody.

An investigation was launched after police were called to Montrose Gardens at 3.35am on October 5, following reports that a woman had been raped.

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

She is being supported by specially trained officers.

Detectives from the Met’s South West Command Unit Safeguarding are investigating.