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There is some disruption on train services in our region this morning.
C2C services between Pitsea and Stanford Le Hope are at a standstill with no trains running between those stations. It's because of a signalling fault.
While London Midland services are disrupted between Bedford and Bletchley due to a broken down train. It means fewer services are able to run and road transport is being offered to replace cancelled trains.
An 82 year old woman has been sexually assaulted while out walking in Bletchley, Milton Keynes.
The woman was on the redway running alongside Buckingham Road in Bletchley when she was pushed to the floor and assaulted. It happened at around one o'clock yesterday lunchtime.
Police are carrying out investigations at the scene and have released a description of the offender.
- Large white man
- Early to mid-twenties
- Wearing black beanie hat
- Black jacket and trousers
- Carrying a rucksack over both shoulders
"We take all reports of this nature extremely seriously and I would like to reassure the local community that we are conducting a thorough investigation into this offence. I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual on the redway running alongside to Buckingham Road, behind Windmill Hill Drive, yesterday afternoon."
Anyone with information should contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 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.
The victim is being supported by Thames Valley Police.
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It happened close to the graveyard at Leon Park recreation ground in Bletchley at about 5.35pm yesterday.
The 23-year-old victim was airlifted to hospital. He is in a stable condition.
Officers said they were looking for a group of seven boys all aged between 16 and 17 years old. It is thought they had their faces covered and were wearing dark hooded tops.
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A canal boat was severely damaged in a suspected arson attack in Bletchley early this morning.
Three fire crews were called to the Grand Union Canal, next to Phelps Road, Bletchley at round half past five
Firefighters used a main jet and a thermal imaging camera.
Police in Milton Keynes are appealing for information following a racist attack on a man in a supermarket car park.
The 24-year-old man was reversing his white Mitsubishi Evo in Morrisons car park in Westcroft at approximately 3.25pm on Sunday 10 May when two women approached the car.
The women were racially abusive towards the man and one of them threw hot coffee over him and his car.
“I would like to reassure the public that we are investigating this offence. Assaults and racist behaviour will not be tolerated in our community.”
Anyone who witnessed the assault, or knows the identity of the offenders, is asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Transport Police say that a man who was seen walking along the railway track at Bletchley Station is lucky that he wasn't electrocuted.
A man ran across the line after he was approached by officers back in March. He then managed to escape.
Police want to track down the man seen in the picture above who they think may be able to tell them what happened.
"A member of rail staff alerted police to a man walking on the line without permission.
The man was approached by officers, but ran off across the tracks onto a platform and then back onto the line before escaping via an embankment.
I cannot stress enough just how dangerous this man's actions were. He was incredibly fortunate not to be electrocuted or otherwise injured.
Not only that, but his actions caused delays to services, inconveniencing other members of the public.
Trespass is a serious offence and we need to find the person responsible.
I think the man in the image we are issuing today has important information about what happened. Who is he?"