Man from Blythe Road Charged with Rape

80 year-old woman attacked during burglary

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A man from Blythe Road has been charged with rape after an 80 year-old woman was attacked during a burglary in West London on Saturday.

The Metropolitan Police say the pensioner was attacked at about 8am on August 16, but did not suffer any serious injuries.

Robert Lashley, 32, of Blythe Road, Hammersmith, has been charged with rape and burglary and was remanded in custody.

He appeared at a short hearing at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court on Monday August 18. He was remanded in custody and committed to return to Isleworth Crown Court on September 2.

Specialist detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command have launched an investigation. Anyone with information should call on 020 7161 9755. To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

August 19, 2014