Appeal for witnesses following attack on woman on Ashburnham Road

The incident happened near The Finches, off Ashburnham Road (image: Google Maps 2022)

Bedfordshire Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was attacked in broad daylight near the railway station.

The incident happened on Thursday (14 July) on Ashburnham Road at around 12.45pm near to The Finches, when the victim, who was carrying a child’s car seat, was approached by two men.

They then pulled her to the floor, assaulted her and fled the scene, in the direction of Bedford train station.

The men are described as white and around 5’8” and were both wearing masks. One was wearing a full black tracksuit and the other was wearing a full grey tracksuit. One of these men was on a push bike.

PC Alex Brown said: “This is a terrifying assault on a lone woman and we want to catch whoever is responsible, which is why we are appealing for information which may help with our enquiries.

“If you were around the Ashburnham Road area or the train station and saw anything or know who may be behind this assault, please contact us.”

If you have any information, please call 101 or use the force’s online reporting centre and quote reference 40/40544/22.

You can also give information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the Crimestoppers website.

Edited 07:18 on 22.07.22 to amend date of the incident following clarification from Bedfordshire Police.

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