Image of man who attacked jogger with knife released

E-fit of a man police want in connection with a knife attack in Bradwell Common
E-fit of a man police want in connection with a knife attack in Bradwell Common

AN E-fit of a man wanted for attacking a jogger with a knife has been released.

The offender tried to trip his victim up, before chasing after him and slashing at him with the knife when that failed.

The 26-year-old runner suffered cuts and grazes following the assault and had to be treated at Milton Keynes Hospital.

Thames Valley Police released the E-fit earlier today – more than a month after the incident took place on Thursday, September 6.

The victim had been jogging on the Redway near the play and skate park area, adjacent to the H4 Dansteed Way between the top of Mayditch Place and Coleshill Place, in Bradwell Common at 10.45pm when the attack took place.

The offender, wanted for GBH, is described as white, between 28 to 31-years-old, about 5ft 11ins, of medium build, and Eastern European in appearance. He was wearing an orange lumberjack style checked shirt with a square diamond earring in one of his ears.

Detective Constable David Brandon, investigating, said: “This was a completely unprovoked attack on the victim, who was fortunately not seriously injured but was left shocked and upset.

“We have released an E-fit of the man we would like to speak to in connection with the incident and urge anyone who recognises the image and description or was in the area on the evening to contact us.

“I would also like to reassure residents that incidents like this are unusual and we have had no further reports of similar assaults since this incident.”

Anyone who has any information should contact DC Brandon via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.