Merton Rapist Kadian Nelson arrested after tip off from member of the public

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Earlier today police circulated an appeal to trace Kadian Nelson in connection with an alleged rape in Merton.

Police have this evening arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of rape at 8.02pm in Robinson Road SW17 following a call from a member of the public.

He is now in police custody.

The victim and her family have been informed. They continue to be supported by specially trained officers.


Officers from the South West Command Unit have been conducting extensive enquiries today to locate the man after an allegation of rape was received shortly after 7amto the North Place area on Tuesday, 3 November.

Media and members of the public are thanked for sharing our appeals.

We also further remind people to please be mindful of sharing information via social media that could identify the alleged victim, or affect any potential future proceedings.

A Section 60 Order that was authorised for the entirety of the Boroughs of Merton and Wandsworth, granting police additional stop and search powers, as a result of fears of serious violence, and remains in place.