A New Addington man has been jailed for rape.

Darrel Rose, of King Henry Drive, was sentenced to 17 years after being found guilty of rape, sexual assault and assault causing actual bodily harm.

On March 25 last year, police were called to a newsagent in Hackbridge by a woman who said she had been raped at a house nearby.

The victim had only been able to make her escape wearing her dressing gown and slippers after Rose had fallen asleep.

DC Ellen Jones, of the Met Police sexual offences command, praised the survivor for her bravery.

She said: "The victim in this case has shown great bravery and courage in standing up to Rose and ensuring that he is made to answer for his actions.

"I would like to praise the strength and commitment she has shown throughout this case."