Police have named a man in connection with an alleged rape following an appeal this afternoon ( November 3).

Kadian Nelson, 26, believed to reside in the Mitcham area, has been urged to turn himself in to police "immediately" after reports of an allegation of rape were made this morning.

Police were called shortly after 7am to the North Place area of Mitcham after a woman confronted Kadian Nelson over an 'attempted abduction' of a girl.

In a video shared on social media, Kadian Nelson was filmed with a young girl inside an alleyway. 

As previously reported by Wimbledon Times, a person believed to be a family member of the woman who filmed the footage, described the incident online.

In the post, the person reported that he had his hands over the victims mouth whilst walking down Pitcairn Road in Mitcham.

It was reported that, as the woman approached him, he ran away through Singleton Close towards Colliers Wood.

The victim and her family are receiving support from specially trained officers.

Wimbledon Times:

Det Supt Owain Richards said: "Police have been conducting extensive enquiries today to locate Kadian Nelson.

"I am appealing directly to Kadian to attend his nearest police station immediately, or to call police and inform us as to his whereabouts.

"This is for his safety, as well as members of the public.

I recognise that this is a shocking and distressing incident and emotions locally are running very high.

"We are of course aware of videos and images circulating on social media, and of groups of people attending various addresses."

Police have asked people to be mindful of sharing information via social media that could identify the alleged victim, or affect any potential future proceedings.

Det Supt Owain Richards added: “I urge those people to go home. Do not try to take the law into your own hands or you may end up doing something you regret and potentially face police action yourself.

“You must allow us to do our jobs. It is imperative that we follow the right processes as we investigate this incident as any interference could potentially affect proceedings further down the line.

“A Section 60 Order has been authorised for the entirety of the Borough of Merton and Wandsworth, granting police additional stop and search powers, as a result of fears of serious violence.”

Any witnesses or those who have information that could assist police is asked to call 101 ref CAD 1063/ 3 Nov.