Police appeal for witnesses after Bedford High Street sexual assault

Police Appeal witness

Police are urging witnesses to a sexual assault on a woman in Bedford High Street on Saturday (4 September) to come forward to help with their enquiries.

Officers from Bedfordshire Police’s Response Investigation Team (RIT) are investigating the assault which happened at approximately 11pm as a woman was queuing to enter The Rose pub.

She was then approached by a man, who sexually assaulted her by touching.

The offender then made off towards the Embankment area. He is described as a white man in his early 40s, stocky and approximately 5’5’’. He was wearing a blue top and an Adidas rucksack.

PC Amanda Gibson, from the force’s Response Investigation Team, said: “We are continuing to carry out a number of enquiries to establish the circumstances of this assault. We believe there were a number of witnesses who haven’t yet come forward and we would urge them to get in touch.

“Anyone with information about this despicable assault is asked to contact us as soon as possible.”

If you witnessed this incident or have any information that can help officers establish the identity of the man described, please contact the police online or by calling 101 and quoting the reference number 40/46943/21.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111.

If you have been a victim of sexual assault, trained Emerald officers can support you, and signpost you to other specialist agencies who can help.