Detectives investigating an alleged rape in south London have charged a man.

Nelson, 26, of the Mitcham area was arrested on Tuesday, November 3, and has been charged with rape and kidnap.

Police were called at 7am on the same day following reports of the incident in the North Place area.

A teenage girl and her family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

People have been warned to not share any information via social media which could identify the girl or affect any future legal action.

Kadian Nelson, of the Mitcham area, has been charged with rape and kidnap.

People have been warned to not share any information via social media which could identify the girl or affect any future proceedings

He is due to appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court on Thursday, November 5.

Any witnesses or those who have information that could assist police are asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting reference 1063/03Nov.

Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.