Appeal for witnesses after woman assaulted in Bedford alleyway


A woman walking through an alleyway running from Eastcotts Road to Bamford Road was assaulted by three men who then stole her purse on Monday night, 11 March.

As she was walking through the alleyway, just after 8pm, she heard someone shout behind her. She was then approached by the men who assaulted her and took her purse before running to a car in the car park of a nearby shop.

  • The first suspect is described as white, approximately six feet tall and of average build. He was wearing a black puffa jacket, green jogging bottoms and a dark balaclava. The victim describes him as having bushy eyebrows.
  • The second suspect is described as being mixed race, six feet tall, of medium build and with short dreadlocks. The bottom part of his face was covered and he was wearing a black Nike puffa jacket and grey jogging bottoms.
  • The third suspect is described as black, wearing a black or blue balaclava, a black puffa jacket with the hood up and black jogging bottoms.

One of the men was wearing white Nike Air Force trainers.

Investigation Officer Julia Hinson, from the force’s Serious Crime Investigation Team, said: “This is completely unacceptable behaviour, and I am keen to find the people responsible so we can secure some sense of justice for our victim. If you were in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious, or you know who was responsible, please come forward.”

If you have any information, Bedfordshire Police urge you to call 101 quoting reference number 40/14407/19. You can also report information online at

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.