Man arrested in connection to sexual assault of elderly woman in Milton Keynes

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A 20 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in connection with an attack on a woman in Bletchley last Friday.

The victim, an 82-year-old woman, was walking on the redway running alongside to Buckingham Road, behind Windmill Hill Drive, at about 1pm.

She was then pushed from behind, causing her to fall to the floor.

While the victim was on the floor she was sexually assaulted.

Following the offence the offender walked off in the direction of Bletchley.

The next day, Thames Valley Police published an appeal for a dog walker and fruit picker to come forward as potential witnesses.

The dog walker has now come forward but we are still appealing for the fruit picker to make contact with police.

Designated investigator Samantha Arnold of Local CID based at Milton Keynes police station said:

“I would like to thank members of public for their response to our appeal so far.

I would still like to speak with a man who was seen picking fruit around the time of the sexual assault. He has been described as a white man in his sixties and wearing a cream jacket or top. He was travelling on a push bike.

I believe this man might be a witness and therefore could help our investigation.

If you are the fruit picker or know who he is, or have any information about the offence please come forward by calling 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity crime stoppers 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.”