A conservative councillor in Bromley has come in for heavy criticism after remarks made following a reported rape in Plumstead on 30th December.
A woman reported being raped on an open space in Plumstead beside Villas Road last week.
In response, Conservative councillor Shaun Slator stated “More likely that it’s a punter that didn’t pay”.
The comment has attracted much criticism including from Labour councillors in Bromley:
We call on the @LBofBromley Conservative Group and @GarethBaconMP to publicly and unequivocally condemn his comments and refer the matter to @LBofBromley standards committee for independent investigation. 2/2
— Simon Jeal (@simon_jeal) January 2, 2023
The comment was made despite minimal information so far given by police.
Investigations continue into the rape which was reported to police at 4am on 30th December.
Slator has recently been tweeted campaigning for the Tories alongside MP Bob Neill.
Police tapped off a large area of greenery for much of the day on 30th December following the report of rape.
Villas Road runs from Plumstead Road up past the college, railway line then towards Ragland Road alongside the Glyndon Estate.