Girl, 13, raped while walking home in Dagenham

A 13-year-old girl has been raped while walking home in Dagenham.

The victim was grabbed from behind while she was on Becontree Avenue, police said. She was then dragged on to a grassed area in Eleanor Gardens before being sexually assaulted.

Just before the attack which took place at 21:00 GMT on Saturday, she thought someone was following her.

The suspect is described as a tall, slim white man with stubble or facial hair.

Any witnesses have been urged to contact police.

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