Woman sexually assaulted in Wyboston

1258
Police on the beat
Image: Brian A Jackson/Shutterstock

A woman was sexually assaulted in Wyboston this morning (28 June) sparking an urgent police appeal for help to find the attacker.

At around 8.30am, the woman was walking along a footpath between The Lane and Chawston Lane when she was approached by a man who assaulted her.

He’s described as dark skinned, in his 30s, and of large build. He was wearing jeans and chunky gold rings.

Anyone with information is asked to contact DI Laws on 101 quoting reference 83 of 28 June or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Detective Inspector Craig Laws, investigating, said: “We are taking this incident extremely seriously and wish to apprehend the man responsible as soon as possible.

“Although the victim was not physically injured in this incident, the attack was extremely distressing and we are doing all we can to support her. We believe the offender may have been disturbed and ran away, otherwise this incident could have been even worse.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who may have seen this man.

“We understand that this is concerning for local residents and I’d like to reassure them that we are doing all we can to find the man responsible.

“We have had high visibility patrols on throughout the day and these will continue, if you do have any concerns then I would urge you to speak to the officers you see out and about.”

Bedfordshire Police and partner agencies, including the Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC), offer support and guidance to victims of rape and sexual assault, as well as support through the criminal investigation process.

Reports can be made to police on 101 or through Bedfordshire’s SARC the Emerald Centre, by visiting www.emeraldcentre.org.

You can also email info@emeraldcentre.org or call 01234 897052.