A woman was sexually assaulted during an attempted robbery in Milton Keynes in broad daylight on Wednesday.

At approximately 2.45pm yesterday on Wednesday, a woman aged in her thirties,was on the pedestrian walkway in the NCP car park near North Eleventh Street in Milton Keynes.

The victim was approached from behind by a man as she crossed across the footbridge from Conniburrow heading towards Milton Keynes Central.

The man covered the victim's eyes with his hands before pulling her backwards and attempting to take the victim’s handbag.


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The victim pulled her bag closer to her and the man then placed his hand inside the victim’s clothing and touched her forcefully in the upper body inappropriately.

The man ffled the scene before the woman was approached by another man, who asked her what happened and assisted her as she seeked the help of two nearby mounted police officers.

The offender is described as a white man with a tanned complexion, aged in his late twenties to early thirties.

Police say he is around 6ft 2ins tall and had dark hair and a full dark beard and was wearing a maroon long-sleeved top and trousers.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Matthew Acland, based at Milton Keynes police station, said: “This was a frightening ordeal for the victim who was sexually assaulted in an apparent attempted robbery.

“I am appealing to anybody who believes that they may have witnessed this incident, or recognise the description of the offender, to please make contact with police.

“I would also be keen to hear from anybody who has CCTV or dash-cam footage from the area at around 2.45pm on Wednesday to please check this and get in touch if it has captured anything that can help this investigation.

“You can do so by making a report online, quoting reference 43200149225 or by calling 101.

“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”