Police step up patrols and make fresh appeal after rape in Milton Keynes

Police are appealing for witnesses
Police are appealing for witnesses

Thames Valley Police has stepped up patrols in Milton Keynes and issued a fresh appeal for witnesses as the investigation into a rape continues.

Between 6pm and 7pm on Friday August 28, the victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was walking on a Redway near the junction of Passalewe Lane and Isaacson Drive, Wavendon Gate, when she was approached by a man from behind who subsequently raped her.

The man left the scene and the woman walked to Kingston District Centre.

The offender is described as white and was wearing a black sweatshirt.

Senior investigating officer Det Ch Insp Kelly Glister, from Buckinghamshire Force CID, urged anyone who may have seen anything or has information to come forward.

She said: “Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this incident and looking in to lines of enquiry.

“However we would still like to hear from anyone who noticed anything suspicious or out of the ordinary at around the time of the incident.

“I would still also like to speak to anyone who may have noticed a distressed woman in the area of the Kingston District Centre where the victim walked after the incident.

“Any information the public provides will be reviewed so it is important to come forward, even if the details you can provide may appear to be small or insignificant to you.

“High visibility reassurance patrols have been taking place in addition to patrols on Friday, exactly one week after the incident took place. This is to provide reassurance and to take any information.

“Ongoing support is being provided to the victim by specially-trained officers.”

If you have any information about the incident which could assist with the investigation please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If anyone in the community has any concerns, please contact the local neighbourhood policing team on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.