OFFICERS investigating a rape in Harlesden committed in January have released a photograph of a man with whom they would like to speak.

The 38-year-old female victim went to a property in Church Road with the suspect on Wednesday January 15 and was sexually attacked in the early hours of the morning.

She reported the incident to police later that day, prompting an investigation that resulted in today's appeal.

The release of the photograph came on the same day police appealed for help in the case of the rape of a lone 30-year-old by a bottle-wielding man on a footpath in Harrow on Wednesday.

The suspect is described as of Arabic appearance with shaved eyebrows and a short beard. He is about 5ft 8in tall and was wearing brown khaki trousers, a grey and red shirt, black and white striped scarf, and brown leather shoes.

He spoke with a soft voice and had a broken front tooth and brown teeth.

Detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command are investigating the rape.

The Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command would like to speak with this man in connection with the rape of a 38-year-old woman in Church Road, Harlesden, on January 15
The Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command would like to speak with this man in connection with the rape of a 38-year-old woman in Church Road, Harlesden, on January 15
The Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command would like to speak with this man in connection with the rape of a 38-year-old woman in Church Road, Harlesden, on January 15
The Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command would like to speak with this man in connection with the rape of a 38-year-old woman in Church Road, Harlesden, on January 15
 

Detective Constable Stuart Coutin said: "I would like to speak to the man in the photograph in connection with this matter. If anyone knows who this man is or if they have any information regarding this incident they are asked to call me directly."

There have been no arrests.

n Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Coutin on 0207 1619791 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.