Detectives investigating an allegation of rape in Kingston have charged a teenager.

The 17-year-old was charged on Thursday, 28 July, with one count of rape, one count of robbery, one count of possession of a Class B drug and two counts of fraud.

He will appear in custody at Stratford Magistrates’ Court on the same day.

On the morning of Saturday, 23 July, police received an allegation of rape that was reported to have occurred in a churchyard in Market Place, Kingston

Officers continue to provide support to a woman aged in her 50s.