Bedfordshire Police have renewed their appeal today for information connected to a sexual assault in Wybsoton a week ago and will be carrying out high visibility patrols in the area.
At around 8.30am on 28 June, a woman was sexually assaulted as she walked along a footpath between The Lane and Chawston Lane.
The man who assaulted her is described as dark skinned with dark hair and facial stubble, and of an unkempt, dishevelled appearance.
He had earrings in both ears, and was wearing a large, diamond-shaped gold ring.
As part of their increased patrols of the area, officers will be speaking to people to offer reassurance and gather information as part of the ongoing appeal.
Detective Inspector Craig Laws, leading the investigation, said: “I understand that this incident will cause concern to the residents of Wyboston, and I would like to reassure them that we’re taking it incredibly seriously.
“Detectives from the Emerald team – dedicated to investigating serious sexual offences – have carried out extensive enquiries to identify the person responsible, and are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.
“We’re providing ongoing support to the victim, and are continuing to appeal for information from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who may have seen the man described.”
If you have any information that may help the police in their investigation, DI Laws can be reached by calling 101 and quoting Operation Odenwald.
You can also independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
Bedfordshire Police and partner agencies including the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), offer victims of rape and sexual assault support and guidance, as well as support through the criminal investigation process.