Man arrested in Warrington after woman dragged into garden in Edgware by stranger and sexually assaulted

Manor Park Gardens (Google Street View)
Manor Park Gardens (Google Street View)

Police have made an arrest after a man attacked a woman by dragging her into a garden in Edgware, north London.

Officers attended the scene in Manor Park Gardens at around 10.30pm on Thursday after a member of the public reported seeing a partially clothed woman and a man running away.

The woman, in her 20s, was walking along the road when a man, who was hiding, jumped out and dragged her into the garden before sexually assaulting her.

The man was not known to the woman.

The Met said that a suspect, a man in his 20s, was arrested in Warrington, Cheshire, on Saturday.

“He was transported to London and remains in custody,” a statement read.

“The victim continues to be supported by specialist officers.”

Detective inspector Richard Lewsley said: “I understand that this is a shocking and deeply concerning incident.

“I’d like to reassure the local community that we are treating this as an absolute priority and my officers are working tirelessly to apprehend the suspect.”

If you have information, call 101 or contact @MetCC quoting 2843/28Jun.