As the Police were called to a south London hospital at 06:20hrs on Friday, 1 January, after the victim, aged in her late teens, had been brought to the hospital by family members. She remains in a stable condition.
Police enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances and to discover if there was any sexual motive for the attack.
Due to this, the investigation is being led by detectives from the Sexual Offences, Exploitation and Child Abuse Command. At this stage, officers must retain an open mind as to any motive.
Thus officers are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Creekside and Deptford Church Street between 03:00hrs and 06:00hrs on Friday, 1 January, to contact the incident room on 020 8721 4617. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.