A man who claims he was raped in a Morden park early this morning has spoken out about his horrifying experience.

Police are investigating the allegation made by the father-of-one who claims he was subjected to a 15-minute attack at knife-point while on a late night walk in Ravensbury Park, at 1am today.

The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said the rapist approached him from behind, denying him a chance to see his face. He added the rapist threatened to stab him if he resisted and refused to take his trousers and underwear down.

Specialist officers from the Met’s Sapphire unit are collecting evidence and ask witnesses to contact police.

The victim, in his 40s, said: “I can’t stand it, just looking out the window brings flash backs.”

He added he was speaking out to encourage other rape victims to come forward.

He said: “Every person needs to be aware that they can report these crimes. I’m thinking of other people’s safety - I don’t think anyone should go through this ordeal or trauma.”

Chief Inspector Mark Payne from Merton Police said: "We can confirm that we are investigating an allegation that an incident took place in Ravensbury Park last night. If anyone has information, or was in the area last night can they please phone the MPS on 020 8649 310.”

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