Police search for witness of attempted rape in Milton Keynes

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A potential witness to an attempted rape in Milton Keynes is being sought by police.

On Friday morning a 29-year-old woman was walking in Silbury Boulevard between 5.45am and 5.50am when she was grabbed from behind by a man who then wrestled her to the floor.

The victim managed to fight off the attacker by biting his hands and neck, before he fled the scene.

Thames Valley Police officers would like to speak to a woman who was walking on North Eighth Street shortly before the incident and then crossed the bridge into Conniburrow.

She was wearing a high-visibility vest or jacket and police believe the woman walked past both the victim and the offender moments before the offence took place.

The offender is described as being white, with short light hair, of average build, in his twenties to early thirties, and taller than 5ft 6in and was wearing a grey jumper or hoodie.

The victim believes the offender spoke with an eastern European accent, possibly Romanian.

Investigating officer, Det Con Greg Hughes said: “If you think you might be this potential witness, or know the woman who is please contact police immediately via 101.

“I would like to thank the public and media for their help during the investigation and would urge anyone with any other relevant information to contact police.”

A 26-year-old man from Milton Keynes who was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape has been released on bail until June 4.

If you have any information please contact the Thames Valley 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.