Attempted rape in Milton Keynes

Scene of attempted rape in Milton Keynes Photo: ITV News Anglia

Thames Valley Police is investigating an attempted rape in Milton Keynes.

The victim, a 29-year-old woman, was walking in Silbury Boulevard between about 5.45am and 5.50am this morning (18/4) when she was grabbed from behind by a man.

The offender then wrestled the victim to the floor, before the victim fought off the suspect and fled the scene. The victim bit the offender’s hands and neck during the incident.

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

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

“I would appeal to anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or anyone who has any information about the offence to contact police immediately.

“Do you recognise the description of the offender or do you know someone that has today presented with bite marks on their hands and neck? If you do then please call police.

“However, 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.

“I would like to reassure the public in Milton Keynes that gross offences such as these are very rare, however police officers will be on extra patrols in the area.

“Further, Thames Valley Police will be conducting a thorough investigation to bring the perpetrator to justice.”

– Investigating officer, Det Sgt Luke Grove

If you have any information you can contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.