Sex attack warning

Bedfordshire Police have urged women to lock their car doors after a driver suffered a serious sexual assault shortly after stopping for petrol in Dunstable.

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New video released to help track down sex attacker

Police in Bedfordshire have released fresh CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with a serious sexual assault in Dunstable.

The newly released video shows the man opening the woman's car door and getting into the passenger seat as she was leaving the Shell Petrol Station on Poynters Road on the evening of 21st February.

The victim, in her late 20s, was forced to drive to Tomlinson Avenue, where she was assaulted at knifepoint.

Police returning to scene of sex assault

Police in Bedfordshire are still searching for a man who carried out a serious sexual assault on a woman as she was leaving a petrol station in Dunstable last Thursday.

The man got into her car and pulled a knife during the assault. Tonight officers will be at the Shell Petrol Station on Poynters Road asking people if they saw anything suspicious on that date or whether they recognise the man from CCTV images.

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Police return to scene of sex attack

Shell Petrol Station, Poynters Road, Dunstable Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Bedfordshire are still searching for a man who carried out a serious sexual assault on a woman at knife point in her car, as she was leaving a petrol station in Dunstable last Thursday.

Tonight they'll return to the Shell Petrol Station on Poynters Road to ask people if they saw anything suspicious on that date.

Police issue images of sex attack suspect

CCTV footage of the incident Credit: Bedfordshire Police
CCTV image: the man gets into the car Credit: Bedfordshire Police

Detectives have issued new CCTV pictures of the man responsible for a serious assault of a sexual nature at a Shell Petrol Station in Dunstable last week.

The incident began at 6.55pm when the victim who is in her late 20s was leaving the Shell Petrol Station in Poynters Road, Dunstable.

As she was driving off the forecourt a man opened the passenger door ofher dark grey 4x4 vehicle and got in.

The man produced a knife and forced the victim to drive to Tomlinson Avenue and assaulted her.

The offender is described as:

White

Male

5'10" to 6' tall

Slim to medium build

He was wearing dark trousers which possibly had a logo on them or fluorescent markings and a dark hooded jacket.

  1. Lauren Hall

Police issue warning to drivers after sex attack

A terrifying sex attack on a woman in Bedfordshire has led to police issuing safety advice to motorists.

Bedfordshire Police urged people to lock their car doors after a female driver was subjected to a serious sexual assault shortly after stopping for petrol.

The attack happened in Dunstable when the woman was leaving a Shell petrol station. A man opened the passenger door and got in, then forced her to drive off and later attacked her at knifepoint.

Click below for a report from ITV News Anglia's Lauren Hall:

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Warning to women after car sex attack

The attack happened after the woman driver stopped for petrol in Poynters Road in Dunstable. Credit: ITV Anglia / Russell Hookey

Bedfordshire Police have urged women to lock their car doors after a woman driver suffered a serious sexual assault shortly after stopping for petrol in Dunstable.

The attack happened just before 7pm last Thursday when the woman was leaving the Shell Petrol Station in Poynters Road in Dunstable after a man opened the passenger door and got in. He then forced her to drive to Tomlinson Avenue where he attacked her.

Police appeal after petrol station assault

Police are appealing for information after a woman reported being assaulted in Dunstable.

She was leaving the Shell Petrol Station in Poynters Road at just before 7pm on Thursday night when a man got into her car. He forced her to drive the black 4 x 4 to Tomlinson Avenue, where he is said to have then assaulted her.

The man is described as being of medium build. He was wearing a dark top, with the hood pulled up. Officers want anyone who might have seen what happened to contact them.

“We believe this is an isolated incident but to ensure people’s safety we would advise motorists to be on their guard and lock their car doors when they are sitting in their vehicles.”

“We have spoken with another woman who we believe was approached by this man shortly before this incident, she had her car door locked so he was unable to gain entry to her vehicle. I would urge anyone who may have also been approached by a man matching this description to contact the police immediately."

– Detective Inspector Ruth Dodsworth. Beds, Cambs and Herts Major Crime Unit
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